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Report: Liverpool target Kingsley Coman doesn't agree with valuation

Kingsley Coman doesn’t agree with the valuation set by Bayern Munich, according to reports. This comes after claims that Liverpool want the player.

This comes from Bild journalist Christian Falk. He says Kingsley Coman isn’t on board with Bayern Munich’s valuation of him.

Falk says both Liverpool and Manchester United are looking at the Frenchman. Bayern appear open to selling, too, but only for the right price.

That figure is around £77m. Coman, though, feels that’s unrealistic this summer.

And that tells us two things. One, that Bayern still see a lot of potential in Coman and two, that the player might be open to leaving. After all, the only reason he’d care about his valuation is if he fancied moving clubs.

Coman finds valuation ‘unrealistic’

There have been a few reports out of Germany in the last few days linking Liverpool with Coman. Sport1, for instance, say the Reds are big fans.

But Sky Germany’s Max Bielefeld says the price is quite high, quoting a figure in line with Falk’s claim. And that, for us, makes the deal a whole lot worse.

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Coman is not an £80m player right now and he arguably never has been. He’s a very good one, certainly, but he’s yet to show the kind of consistent form that commands that price.

Is there any guarantee that he comes in and plays as well as Diogo Jota? We’d be surprised if he did, yet Jota is younger and only cost £41m.

It’s no shock that Coman thinks Bayern’s valuation is unrealistic, then – it almost certainly is. But his reported reaction gives us hope.

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Coman might be able to push that value down if he asks for a move or simply let’s it be known that he’d be open to one. And Bayern would surely lower the fee in that case.

Getting £50m for Coman in this market would still be a good deal for them. They’ve got other top wingers at the club already and again, the 25-year-old has never shown the kind of form that commands more than that.

We don’t think Bayern can be that picky over the price. Maybe they prove us wrong but if Liverpool truly do want Coman, we’d back them to negotiate a decent deal.

They managed it with Thiago last year, after all and there’s almost certainly room for negotiation here, too.

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