Jesé Rodríguez is far from being a starter at Paris Saint-Germain and the big money signing of Julian Draxler pushes the former Real Madrid man further down the pecking order and opens the door to Liverpool to make a move.
With the festivities of Christmas and New Year fading fast and the realisation that real world responsibility still exists, football clubs all around Europe are scrambling to ensure that the best outcomes can be made possible by splurging in the winter transfer window.
One club tipped to spend more than almost every other club is Liverpool. It’s not unfamiliar for the Reds to be linked with every player on the continent as well those gems from South America.
With Sadio Mane in Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations and fears surrounding Liverpool’s depth in attack, Jurgen Klopp is being reported as being ready to sign roughly 15 different wingers – if reports are to be believed.
According to the Metro and Steve Nicol, Jesé Rodríguez making a winter arrival on Merseyside has been made possible by Paris Saint-Germain signing another attacker in the form of German star Julian Draxler.
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With Rodríguez already far down PSG’s attacking pecking order, it’s likely that the Spaniard will fancy another move in a bid to get some regular game time and, with Mane’s AFCON enforced absence, Rodríguez would have the opportunity to cement his place in Jurgen Klopp’s lethal attacking lineup.
Steve Nicol certainly believes it could happen.
“I think this is possible,” Nicol said, as per the Metro.
“The fact that PSG have gone and signed Julian Draxler means that there’s even less of a chance of Jese starting. Klopp has already said that he is interested in added some more attacking wide players, so why not Jesé?
“I think this has got a chance, obviously it depends on the money but I think this deal (could happen).”
Unai Emery even said that Jesé could leave before the beginning of January, saying, “The possibility of him leaving is a reality.”
Given Fenway Sports Group’s laissez-faire approach to transfers, Jurgen Klopp is given freedom to choose who he wants in his team. As such, it’s down to him and his coaching staff to decide who is needed.
If Liverpool were not to sign Jesé or anyone for that matter, it would be because Klopp doesn’t believe in making stop-gap signings with a short-term gain. If there aren’t any permanent solutions to Liverpool’s attacking depth issues, and there might not be given the nature of the winter window, then there won’t be any new players driving through the Melwood gates this month.
Jesé might be a good option and PSG might be willing to sell, but Klopp might not view the former Real Madrid winger as the correct option and given his inability to settle in France, there might be deeper reasons as to why Unai Emery is willing to let Jesé leave.