Bayern Munich have set a very high fee for Kingsley Coman, according to reports. It’s one that rules out a dream deal for Liverpool.
Sky Germany’s Max Bielefeld tried to set the record straight on Tuesday. He claims Bayern Munich have set a much higher fee for Kingsley Coman than first thought.
He believes the Bavarians would want over £80m in any sale, rather than the £43m reported elsewhere. And that’s a blow to Liverpool.
“There are no concrete offers yet for Kingsley Coman and an agreement won’t be easy to find. Bayern’s asking price is not [£43m], but more than [£80m],” he wrote on Twitter.
“Offers are expected to be much lower. Unlikely for the moment that any club will meet Bayern’s expectations.”
Sport1 in Germany claim Liverpool really want the Frenchman, though. This news is quite a blow, then.
Kingsley Coman fee
It is very easy to see why £43m for Coman appeals. He’s a very exciting player who’s coming into his prime and one Liverpool must see great potential in.
Not that his potential is any secret. Coman has bounced between Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern, winning numerous trophies with each.
He even bagged the winner in a Champions League final with Bayern – Coman is someone who knows how to win.
It does always feel as though Coman has more to give, though. He’s never been the star man in any team but gives off the idea that he could be. There’s a reason, after all, that these elite clubs all gave him a chance.
Liverpool, then, almost certainly looked at him as a £100m player available for £43m. All they had to do was develop him the rest of the way.
And that’s a smart move. They did it with numerous players in their first-team, most notable Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Both are worth far, far more than Liverpool paid.
Coman, at 25, is primed to make a similar jump in the right setup. Unfortunately, Bayern clearly see it that way, too.
There’s no other reason to ask for £80+. Coman has never put up figures worthy of that price and we can only imagine that Bayern believe he’s about to explode into something very special.
But we’re not sure Liverpool can take an £80m chance on Coman. It’s still just potential – he’s not at that level yet and the chance remains that he never gets there.
Instead of this potentially being a dream deal, it’s become one that Liverpool shouldn’t really pursue at all.