Liverpool have had a quiet transfer window. The Reds have been forced to curtail their spending as the board assess the financial impact of the global health crisis. As a result, we have only seen Kostas Tsimikas arrive, filling in as a backup for Andy Robertson. Next summer could be more eventful; Liverpool could get a free run at Jadon Sancho thanks to Real Madrid.
Quiet summer window
Liverpool can’t behave like Chelsea or Manchester City, we aren’t owned by oligarchs or by a country – as Jürgen Klopp pointed out.
The Reds can’t go and splash the cash when we don’t know when fans will be allowed back into the ground.
Instead, the club have to bide their time and wait until they have a clearer picture of when things will return to normal.
Kostas Tsimikas could well be the only arrival of the window.
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Real Madrid lowball valuation
According to Mundo Deportivo in Spain, Real Madrid will accept a bid for just £18.5m for Gareth Bale.
The Welsh winger is said to be of interest to Manchester United.
The Red Devils have spent the summer trying to secure a move for a goal scoring wide forward with Bale and Jadon Sancho the two names that keep cropping up.
Given that the Madrid side are willing to accept such a paltry offer for Bale, United may well turn their attention to the Spanish capital.
Liverpool free run at Jadon Sancho
Liverpool have been linked with Jadon Sancho time and time again this summer – the Daily Star has cited Dortmund’s asking price as £108m.
Jamie Carragher recently said that he expects the Reds to challenge for the youngster’s signature next season.
If Manchester United sign Gareth Bale this summer then Liverpool may have a free run at Jadon Sancho.
United are unlikely to sign another superstar right winger the year after they sign a superstar right winger.
Given that Liverpool and United are the two sides most consistently linked with Jadon Sancho, it could put the Reds in pole position if their old rivals drop out of the race.