Liverpool have gotten their summer transfer window underway having completed the signing of Kostas Tsimikas this week. The Greek international has joined the Reds from Olympiacos for a fee of £11.7m. The full back will be joining as cover for Andy Robertson at left back but will be expected to provide competition for the starting berth in the coming years. Twitter has been applauding Liverpool for their signing of Tsimikas.

Twitter has applauded Liverpool for their signing of Kostas Tsimikas.

Twitter has applauded Liverpool for their signing of Kostas Tsimikas. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool sign Tsimikas for a snip

Liverpool snapping up Tsimikas for £11.7m is a bargain in anybody’s language. For a player just 24-years-old with plenty of first team experience, a European campaign and a title under his belt, £11.7m is a pittance.

The fee is also miniscule in comparison to the fees being touted for other full backs in the Premier League; Chelsea have been told, according to The Mirror, they will have to pay £80m for Ben Chilwell.

Whirlwind affair

The Reds’ pursuit of their new wing back was a whirlwind affair. The club had recently put in a £10m bid for Jamal Lewis, according to James Pearce.

The bid was swiftly rejected and within a couple of days Liverpool had announced the signing of Kostas Tsimikas.

The swift and public moving between targets was a masterstroke by the club, ensuring that future sellers aren’t tempted into wasting the Reds’ time.

Rival fans envious

The Tactical Times (well worth a follow for stats and analysis) pointed out just how swiftly the deal was completed after it was first reported.

Arsenal fans were getting jealous at the way the Reds conduct their business.

 

Manchester United fans were equally envious,  their club seems to constantly be drawn into prolonged negotiations for megabucks flops whilst the Reds bag bargains.

Another United fan was impressed with his display against Wolves.

Just look how inexpensive our full backs are in comparison to Manchester City’s…

Ultimately the signing served one clear message: Liverpool won’t be held to ransom.

Have something to tell us about this article?