Liverpool have demonstrated a pretty specific transfer policy in recent seasons. We buy them young, hungry or cheap – ideally they’re all three. This policy has generated millions in profit and also produced some of the Reds’ most integral squad members. We could be set to repeat the trick – Football Insider have reported that Liverpool are looking at stealing Henri Kumwenda from Leeds United.
There’s not much known about Kumwenda. What we do know is that he is 18-years-old and is yet to sign a professional contract – meaning the Reds can slide in and snap him up, agreeing a compensation package at a later date.
The Malawi born striker is thought to have bounced back well from some long term injuries and is impressing with his performances at youth level.
He is a versatile player, although he is naturally a central striker Kumwenda can play on the wing as an inside forward, much in the mould of the Reds’ own front three.
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If Liverpool sign Kumwenda it would be in keeping with our transfer policy and could prove incredibly fruitful in years to come.
A case to study in reference to this would be Dominic Solanke. We bagged Solanke on a free transfer from Chelsea (eventually agreeing an undisclosed compensation package) and then sold him on for £19m.
These moves aren’t always in an effort to improve the first team in future years, sometimes we can just bring in youth players to develop and sell them on in order to subsidise more substantial transfers.
Whatever happens here, it is always exciting to be linked with young talent – fingers crossed Liverpool do bring in Henri Kumwenda.