Nathaniel Clyne left on loan in January and Goal’s Neil Jones reports that West Ham and Bournemouth both want to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer.
There was a major outcry among Liverpool supporters in January when Jurgen Klopp sanctioned Clyne’s temporary departure to the South Coast but the Reds have coped just fine without him.
Liverpool are top of the Premier League and likely to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League with a favourable last eight draw against Porto.
Goal’s Neil Jones writes that competition from West Ham could see the Reds earn around £15million from Clyne’s permanent sale.
Given the excellent work Michael Edwards has done in the past, it’s not hard to imagine the sporting director negotiating a fee in excess of £20million.
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If the Reds can secure a decent fee for Clyne, it would bolster the summer coffers and ensure that Jurgen Klopp can go out and further reinforce a side that is on the cusp of great things.
Liverpool are in need of a top class attacking midfielder and a quality central defender if Dejan Lovren leaves this summer, with reports last month claiming he could leave.
Klopp has said that he doesn’t expect a huge outlay this summer but he has often said this. The Reds boss is well known for his spontaneous approach to making transfers, choosing to approach the window with an open mind and reacting quickly when the right player becomes available.
Alisson’s £65million move to Liverpool is a perfect example. Before he signed for the Anfield outfit, Loris Karius and Danny Ward were set to be the two goalkeepers for the season and Simon Mignolet was likely to leave.
He then became available and Liverpool moved exrtremely fast to sign him. Then, Karius was loaned out, Ward sold and Mignolet stayed at the club as second choice ‘keeper.
The result? Liverpool were immediately transformed into title challengers and may well still win the Premier League title this season.
More of the same this summer, Jurgen.