Liverpool are expected to be particularly frugal this summer. Since Jürgen Klopp arrived at the club he has racked up a paltry net spend, typically operating on a sell-to-buy budget, this strategy is predicted to be adhered to strictly during this transfer window. As a result we will likely see the Reds consistently linked with bargain buys. According to Kicker in Germany, Liverpool are tracking Weston McKennie and the player is holding out for a Premier League move.
21-year-old Weston Mckennie, born in Texas, joined Schalke’s academy in 2016, leaving FC Dallas.
The youngster has established himself as a first team regular in the Bundesliga, making 28 league appearances for his side last season, scoring up three goals.
The American plays primarily as a centre midfielder but is noted for his versatility having been deployed in a number of other positions.
Liverpool want McKennie
According to Kicker in Germany, Liverpool and Southampton are tracking Weston Mckennie.
The report also claims that the youngster has rejected a move to Hertha Berlin as he is holding out for a move to the Premier League.
According to CBS in America the midfielder is worth $25m – around £20m.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool pursuing McKennie would make sense on the surface.
The Schalke man is young, versatile and would come cheap. His versatility is perhaps the most attractive trait of his – he has played as a centre midfielder, defensive midfielder, centre back, right back, right midfielder, attacking midfielder and centre forward during his time in the Bundesliga.
He could also be a good signing for commercial reasons. America is a huge market and given the Reds’ new kit deal with Nike the club could stand to make a lot of money from shirt sales if we signed an American player.
There aren’t too many players from the States playing at the highest level, he would certainly attract a lot of attention and admiration from across the pond.