Rio Ferdinand has encouraged Liverpool to consider the signing of England captain, Harry Kane.
The former Manchester United defender has waxed lyrical about Kane and has urged him to abandon his position at Tottenham Hotspur to win major trophies.
Ferdinand believes that an array of English clubs should be getting in-line to bid for the Premier League’s top assister this summer, and among them were Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Speaking on Rio Ferdinand Presents Five, he said: “I want to see him lift trophies. He is an unbelievable talent. He has got ridiculous ability, fantastic goalscorer, a good guy.
“If I am Man United, if I am Man City, if I am Liverpool, if I am Chelsea, I would take him. Chelsea can’t get him. But if I am one of them three teams, I would take him now.”
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What RTK has to say – Kane to Liverpool?
Well, it certainly doesn’t take a genius to assume that Liverpool would welcome the addition of Kane to their Premier League-winning squad.
However, football is far too complicated to assume that the Reds would even be capable of landing the former Leicester City loanee.
For one, Kane is 27 and in the peak years of his career. For Spurs to give up a player of his calibre would certainly take an eye-watering amount of cash – potentially a Premier League record figure.
Moreover, Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, would be reluctant to sell Kane to a Premier League rival.
Liverpool don’t tend to go down predictable transfer avenues, either. Also, it wouldn’t be wise financially to make a nine-figure investment in a player that cannot guarentee longevitiy.
Yes, there is no doubt that Klopp would love to welcome one of the finest goal scorers in world football, but from a financial standpoint, this is a move we cannot justify materialising into anything more than gossip.