This January transfer window is set to be an entertaining one. With so many clubs underperforming in the Premier League, we can expect sparks to fly as clubs scramble to rescue their season. The latest Reds rumour has linked Liverpool with a double swoop for Norwich duo Jamal Lewis and Emiliano Buendia.
Lewis, a Northern Irish left back, has been at Norwich since 2014 – joining from the Luton Town academy. He has made 13 starts in the league this season, typically only missing out due to injury.
Buendia joined the Canaries in the summer of 2018, arriving from Getafe for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old has registered seven assists in 18 starts, picking up five man of the match awards along the way.
The Daily Express have reported that Liverpool are lining up a double swoop for the Norwich duo, suggesting that the Reds may look to pick the duo up if Norwich are indeed relegated at the end of the season.
What RTK has to say
Whilst Jamal Lewis and Emiliano Buendia on paper look like terrific budget options for Liverpool, it is surprising to see Todd Cantwell’s name omitted from the report. Cantwell has been one of the Canaries’ standout performers this year, coming up with the goods in big games.
Having said that, we are stacked with talented midfielders – another rotation option or youth prospect doesn’t seem to make sense at the minute. Lewis on the other hand, at 21-years-old, would be a perfect backup option for Andy Robertson.
Emiliano Buendia could also be a bargain buy for the Reds, only Kevin De Bruyne has a better chances created per minute ratio than the Argentine.
We have a history for picking up players from relegated sides – Andy Robertson and Gini Wijnaldum were signed for a pittance and transformed into Ballon d’Or shortlisted players, will we repeat the trick?