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Liverpool should avoid £27m plus outlay on Youssef En-Nesyri

Liverpool reportedly want Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri. But the supposed asking price is a step too far, in our opinion.

90min claims Liverpool like the look of Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri. They’re far from alone in that, however.

Borussia Dortmund, Internazionale, West Ham United, and Manchester United all have at least one eye on the Moroccan.

It’s easy to see why, too. En-Nesyri is still only 23 but has several full seasons in La Liga under his belt. And this season has seen something of an explosion in his form.

He’s got 13 goals in 17 starts this season – a fantastic record and far above anything he’s managed before. His 17 total goals over this campaign is just two short of his previous two seasons combined.

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And that’s why we think Liverpool should hold off.

Evidence

Sevilla rejected £27m from West Ham, per the Daily Star, and that 90min report claims they hope to hand En-Nesyri a new contract. He won’t be cheap.

So given that this season is currently an anomaly, we think Liverpool should see more of the player before paying what will surely be above £30m.

You do get players exploding into life from time to time, of course. Sometimes, they maintain that – like Mohamed Salah – others don’t, however.

It can simply be a case of keeping their form for a particularly long time before finally fading. It could be that certain things line up perfectly for a player that they can’t get elsewhere.

What Liverpool really can’t afford is to sign someone for that kind of money and have them fail. Not with an ageing striker force.

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Instead, we’d like to see them go for either a more proven forward or someone cheaper and younger.

Either could work and would leave Liverpool in a stronger position, be it financially or in regards to quality.

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