Liverpool reportedly want to sell both Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic this summer. It would point to a big transfer spend for the Reds.
The Express makes the claim, saying that Liverpool could bring in around £55m for the duo. That figure comes from an apparent belief that they can fetch £30m for Wilson.
And perhaps they can – he’s had a decent season at struggling Bournemouth. Wilson has scored seven Premier League goals in his debut top-flight season. Given that he’s 22 and British, £30m seems like a solid number.
But they don’t need to sell now. Another loan and more goals would see that number climb higher still. Wilson would be more proven and more experienced, after all.
You can say similar about Grujic, too. The Express report says Liverpool value him at £25m, which again, seems fair. Grujic has been impressive on loan at Hertha Berlin and once again, is only 23 years old.
Another loan and further proof of his talents could see that number climb. Particularly with a Premier League loan. So once again, the Reds don’t need to sell.
Thus a desire to sell now suggests that Liverpool want the money now, not later. As the Express says, that combined £55m could cover signing Timo Werner, among others.
And this is a club that didn’t spend anything on first-team players last summer. Their sales meant they actually made a profit the summer after winning the Champions League. Thus, there has to be money in the bank already – potentially substantial amounts.
Combine that with the money for Wilson and Grujic and it appears that Liverpool are planning a big spend. Why else would they sell both now?