Liverpool had a busy deadline day, much to their fans delight. Kopites had been begging for movement for months and finally it came at the last minute. One long term target arrived at the club but another could still join in the summer. Michael Edwards has left the door open to Liverpool signing Dayot Upamecano.
Busy deadline day
What a day!
Since when did the Reds do deadline day deals?
The first deal which went through saw the arrival of Ben Davies from Preston North End.
The 25-year-old centre back joined in a £2m deal with Sepp van den Berg going the other way on loan.
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Later on in the evening Ozan Kabak arrived on loan from Schalke.
The Turkish defender will spend the rest of the season with the Reds and the club have the option of making the deal permanent for £18m.
Liverpool pursuing Dayot Upamecano
The Reds have been chasing a number of defenders for some time.
Ever since the injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez we’ve seen the side linked with all and sundry.
This week The Mirror quoted Bayern Munich’s Chief Executive as saying that Liverpool are also in the hunt for Dayot Upamecano.
The Frenchman has £38m release clause.
Kabak clause keeps door open
It is thought that one of the hangups on the Kabak deal was Schalke wanted an obligation to buy whereas the Reds didn’t want to commit.
We got our own way in the end, sealing a deal with an option to buy the centre back in the summer.
This clause means that the door is very much left open for Liverpool to sign Dayot Upamecano at the end of the season.
Should Kabak fail to sufficiently impress then we can send him back to the German Bundesliga and go all out to bring in Upamecano.
Michael Edwards, twelve steps ahead.