Real Madrid have rejected bids worth up to £155million for Marco Asensio, according to ESPN, but it should come as a relief that Liverpool won’t be signing him.
“Over the last year there have been offers as high as €150m and €180m, but Madrid did not want to listen to them,” Horacio Gaggioli told ESPN FC.
“There is always interest in Marco from other big clubs, seeing if he wanted to leave, which is normal for the player he is.
“But he always says that he is very happy with Madrid, is only interested in being a success there. He is still a young kid, improving all the time, and the club is very happy with him too.”
The Reds have been linked with a move for Asensio, with Sport claiming they would ask for him in exchange if Real Madrid made a move for Sadio Mane.
While Asensio is clearly a very talented player, he doesn’t have the consistency that you would expect from a player that would require a club to smash the Premier League transfer record to sign.
If Klopp is going to spend £150million on a single player, he needs to be the best in his position, have a perfect injury record and be a proven winner.
Spending that much money on a single player stinks of poor club management and a lack of top recruitment.
Liverpool spent £250m signing van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.
In the space of eight months, the Reds recruited four top class names and added to their squad depth.
Those signings have all contributed to Liverpool’s record-breaking season and fit the right age profile.
Klopp has made signings that have both aided the current push for success and will be here to sustain it for the next few years to come as well.