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"Worth £80m": Liverpool fans divided as PSG linked with Joel Matip

Anfield will be a busy place this summer, if there is going to be any arrivals they will likely be precipitated by departures. The Reds have already seen Dejan Lovren leave for Zenit and Adam Lallana leave for Brighton. There have been rumours of further sales, Liverpool fans have been reacting to reports linking PSG with a move for Joel Matip.

Liverpool fans have reacted to reports that Joel Matip is wanted by PSG. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Bargain signing

The Reds signed Joel Matip on a free transfer from Schalke in 2016, agreeing a pre-contract with him in the January of that year.

When the defender first arrived on Merseyside he was promising in bursts but often prone to sloppy errors. Playing under Jürgen Klopp and next to Virgil van Dijk has transformed the Cameroonian.

There was a nine month period in 2018/19 when Matip was in the top five centre backs in the world such was his form.

PSG want Matip

According to Cameroonian outlet Kick 442 PSG are monitoring Joel Matip as they consider him a potential replacement for the outgoing Thiago Silva.

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The French giants will need to find someone to fill the shoes of their much decorated Brazilian centre back with the elder statesman’s contract up.

Kopites have their say

One Liverpool fan was quick to point out that if anything the defender is underappreciated by the fans and he shouldn’t be allowed to leave.

Another fan put it in even less uncertain terms, asserting that we shouldn’t even consider it.

However, others believe that for the right money it would be foolish of us to not consider a deal.

Although there is some debate about what is the right money.

Many believe that his injury record is justification alone for moving him on.

Of course, with Michael Edwards involved who knows what we could get for Joel Matip?

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