Liverpool operate with a sell to buy budget. This has been the way since FSG took over the club and even more so since Jürgen Klopp arrived. This summer will be no different. Liverpool are reportedly hoping to raise £60m through player sales this summer.
Liverpool transfer plans
Going into the summer window the Reds should have three priorities: a centre back, a centre midfielder and a forward.
Thankfully, a centre back has already been signed with Ibrahima Konate’s deal already tied up.
Gini Wijnaldum’s departure means there’s a gaping hole in the middle of the park, he was a nigh on ever-present during his time at Anfield.
Meanwhile the front three need competition and cover following a woeful season in front of goal.
These signings will cost money, that has to come from somewhere.
Liverpool player sales
A number of players are facing the chop at Liverpool.
Last summer saw the market depressed by the financial impact of the global health crisis.
As a result Michael Edwards was unable to cash in on a number of fringe players.
These players are expected to leave this summer instead with The Athletic reporting that Liverpool hope that player sales will raise around £60m.
Marko Grujic, Divock Origi and Harry Wilson are expected to fetch around £15m each.
Whilst the rest will be made up from the sales of Taiwo Awoniyi, Ben Woodburn, Liam Millar, Xherdan Shaqiri, Sheyi Ojo and Loris Karius.
What RTK has to say
If the club are willing to rack up a net spend of £50m or so this summer then raising £60m through player sales could be massive for us.
This kind of figure could see us secure a top target or two ahead of next season.
Michael Edwards will need to be on his best form, we need every penny.