Liverpool can easily find the necessary money to sign Marco Asensio, according to reports. Jurgen Klopp supposedly sees the player as key.
This comes from El Gol Digital in Spain. They say that Liverpool want Asensio and that Klopp, in particular, has targeted the player for some time.
And the player is now a ‘bargain’ as his price may have cut in half. Once considered a £90m player, Liverpool hope to sign Asensio for £54m and have tabled that offer. Quite a saving, then.
The report believes Liverpool – specifically the board – can ‘easily’ find the money, too. Why? Because Klopp sees Asensio as a key part of the team’s future and Liverpool are willing to spend big on those players.
Asensio has just returned to action after suffering an ACL tear in pre-season. The 24-year-old scored with his first touch of the season, in fact, before setting up a goal for Karim Benzema against Valencia this week.
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What RTK has to say
There’s a lot to take in with this one. Some of it is probable, some of it certain, and some of it highly unlikely.
It is almost certain that Liverpool would sign Asensio if the conditions are right. He’s a very talented player and for the right price, one that the Reds would sign. But they’re not unique in that – for the right price, most teams would sign him.
Whether Klopp sees him as key is up in the air. He could do, certainly, but we haven’t seen anywhere in England suggest that. But it’s definitely true that Liverpool pay big money for players that Klopp and the club see as key.
They broke transfer records for both Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker, after all. No one would deny that those two were necessary signings.
But in these conditions, when Liverpool don’t want to spend big, a move for Asensio is highly unlikely. Even if he has seen a massive price-drop, he’s still coming back from an ACL tear.
The risk involved in his signing is great, then. Seeing as Liverpool couldn’t justify £50m for Timo Werner, it’s highly unlikely, then, that they’d pay more for Asensio.
We just can’t see this one happening.