Liverpool can pass on a reportedly available Premier League duo thanks to Harvey Elliott. It’s likely the only way they could.
Duncan Castles told the Transfer Window Podcast this week that Wolves will put both Adama Traore and Pedro Neto up for sale. Now that’s tempting.
Liverpool will have a decision to make this summer, then, if both truly are on the market. They’ll be expensive, though, and possibly not where the Reds want to spend their cash.
They certainly need a centre-back, after all, as well as a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum. The Dutchman’s contract expires this summer and it looks unlikely that he stays.
Liverpool, then, likely won’t want to spend their budget on a winger. But it will be tempting.
The current forwards, Diogo Jota aside, are all nearly 30. Liverpool need their next generation and it would usually be very difficult to pass on Neto or Traore.
But we think they can.
Liverpool have a very talented young player waiting to join their first-team. Harvey Elliott is a Premier League star in the making.
The teenager is thriving in the Championship at just 17, coming across as a real wonderkid. And that will save Liverpool millions.
This situation is a perfect example of that. Elliott is a young winger with immense potential, who looks ready for first-team football next year.
Thus Liverpool can ignore an opportunity like Traore and Neto. They’ve got their young winger for next season and beyond.
They can comfortably spend money elsewhere, then. Instead of having to try and balance the cash across several areas, Elliott takes the decision out of their hands.
Put their faith in that 17-year-old and Liverpool can end up with a player far superior to even the best options this summer.