Liverpool haven’t done much in the transfer market this summer and we don’t expect them to do much more by the end of the window. The Reds have been curtailed in the market by the financial impact of the global health crisis. As the club waits to see what the financial landscape is long term, we can expect the recruitment team to plan for next year. It could be a big summer in 2021, The Guardian has reported that Kylian Mbappe is open to joining Liverpool at the end of the season.
The Skint Reds
This summer Liverpool have had to keep their wallet in their pocket.
The club, as Jürgen Klopp pointed out, isn’t owned by a country or by an oligarch.
This means that when we don’t know what the financial picture is for the season we can’t go out and spend tens of millions.
When the world returns to some semblance of normality the club will be able to spend more adventurously in the market again.
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Mbappe open to Liverpool
According to a report in The Guardian, Kylian Mbappe is open to joining Liverpool next summer.
The French World Cup winner is said to have told PSG that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Ligue 1 champions paid €180m (£165m) for the striker when he was just a teenager, they’ll certainly be looking to recoup a great chunk of that money.
However, with the player’s contract expiring in 2022 they may be forced to be more reasonable in their demands or they risk losing him on a free.
What RTK has to say
Kylian Mbappe signing for Liverpool would be one of our greatest buys of the modern era.
It would be a rare marquee signing for the Reds, a massive statement of intent from Michael Edwards and co.
However, it is surely only possible if the club sell one of their current attacking line up.
It would be a massive break from form for the club to sanction a move of over £100m without having a significant amount of money arrive prior.