Liverpool are being ‘careful not to block’ Curtis Jones on his path to the first-team, according to reports. It will affect the Reds’ transfer plans.
The Liverpool Echo make the claim. They say that the Reds will ‘be short’ once Adam Lallana leaves the club in the summer. Despite that, they’re careful not to sign anyone to replace him.
That’s because of Jones, who looks to have the talent to be a star at Liverpool. Yes, Lallana may be on his way out but Jones will hopefully fill that place in the squad.
And so Liverpool will need to be careful with their summer signings. Jones is the plan and so any centre-midfield signings must be of the required quality.
And ‘must’ is the keyword there. There’s no point picking up a player with real doubts over them, it would have to be a sure-fire thing.
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That perhaps explains why Liverpool are hesitant to sign Kai Havertz. As the Echo report says, his fee may be prohibitive. That’s despite him possibly being an ideal signing for the Reds.
But that it’s only possible seems to be too limiting. Liverpool want a sure-fire star if they’re going to ‘block’ Jones on his way to the first-team.
It makes things slightly difficult when looking for a player, of course. The perfect signing may not be out there but the club appears to be happy with banking on Jones.