Liverpool don’t get much wrong in the transfer market. We’ve seen in recent years that Michael Edwards is a world leader when it comes to wheeling and dealing. Some of his best work has been profiting off youngsters. If Liverpool managed to sign Folarin Balogun from Arsenal then we could repeat the Dominic Solanke masterstroke.
Liverpool linked with Folarin Balogun
The Reds are rarely away from the gossip pages.
Given the performance of the side on the pitch we are constantly linked with the best and brightest.
Most recently The Athletic has claimed Liverpool hold an interest in Folarin Balogun of Arsenal.
The 19-year-old striker has been a prolific performer for the Arsenal academy.
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This summer the wonderkid’s contract expires and he the Gunners are yet to make a break through on a new deal.
Germany is thought to be the teenager’s preferred destination but the Reds maintain a keen interest.
Liverpool sell Dominic Solanke
This isn’t the first time the Reds have been involved in poaching a wonderkid.
During the Michael Edwards era we saw the club bring in Dominic Solanke from Chelsea.
The striker arrived as one of the most highly rated academy strikers in the country.
He failed to make his mark at Anfield and he was subsequently sold to Bournemouth for £19m.
Repeat the masterstroke
Should Liverpool manage to bring Folarin Balogun in on a free over the summer we could repeat the Solanke masterstroke.
The teenager could go on to be a first team regular at Anfield.
However, should he fail to break into the first team, we could make a healthy profit on him.
This is the sort of business which adds up to fund the larger moves.
Michael Edwards made a killing moving on the likes of Dominic Solanke, Jordan Ibe and Brad Smith.
He should continue with this tactic to help us fund our blockbuster moves.