The January transfer window is open, has joined the Reds and the press are whipping themselves into a frenzy guessing at any other potential buys. With Jürgen Klopp’s side top of the league by some way and looking likely to pick up silverware from somewhere, transfers aren’t an absolute priority. We have still been strongly linked with a number of players, however, one name just doesn’t make sense – Liverpool fans should ignore the Diego Carlos rumours.
El Desmarque in Spain reported recently that Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Diego Carlos. The Brazilian currently plays for Sevilla as a centre back, having joined the club from Nantes over the summer.
The article states that the Reds will look to pay the defender’s release clause in the summer now that they have agreed a deal with the player’s agent.
There is one salient reason that this move doesn’t make any sense: centre back is the one position we don’t need to strengthen. Absolutely every other position could do with some depth – we are well stocked with centre backs.
Of course, at the minute we are in a bit of a sticky patch due to injuries to Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Fabinho – but how often can we expect all three of these men to be out of action?
With El Desmarque mooting a fee of £64m, the finances make the deal even less likely. Why splash that sort of money on a position where we are stacked with talent?
If Liverpool do sign Diego Carlos then of course we will back Michael Edwards’ impeachable judgement but for now we are sceptical to say the least.