Liverpool hope to boost their transfer budget by up £70m, according to reports. So what could the Reds do with that money?
The Liverpool Echo claims Liverpool see £70m in player sales to boost their transfer budget. It’s a considerable amount that the club could do an awful lot with.
What exactly could they do, though?
Add an elite talent
Liverpool could use that kind of money to secure a top player. Or at least, someone on the brink of being a top player.
It’s not enough to get Kylian Mbappe, of course, but it might just be enough to find a very exciting young player. Declan Rice, for instance.
We detailed here how that could happen. The Telegraph claim he could move for as low as £60m, putting him in this kind of price range.
And while Rice may not be the most glamourous name in the game, he’s a highly promising 22-year-old. He’s already proven in the Premier League and with England, while his experience as a captain would be a boost, too.
We have no doubt that Liverpool could turn a player like Rice into a superstar as he’s got that kind of talent. It would be money well spent.
Alternatively, Nico Barella? We’re not sure what position Inter are in after selling Achraf Hakimi but £70m could tempt them to sell their prized asset.
Liverpool have been linked with Barella – he’d be an outstanding signing.
Spread the cost
Maybe Liverpool would be better suited to boosting their squad with two or three deals, though.
There are links to another West Ham player in Jarrod Bowen. He could cost around £35m, per the Athletic, and come in as a 24-year-old who might move up a level or two.
No, he wouldn’t be a game-changing signing. But he’d be a fantastic asset in the squad for another five or six years.
A signing like that would leave room for more, though. Houssem Aouar appears to be an option.
Bowen and Aouar? That would be two exciting young players who are moving into their prime. Sounds good to us.
Wait it out
There is, of course, the option to do absolutely nothing and save the cash for next year. It’s not quite as simple as that given they’d have to pay tax on it but Liverpool could keep their finances strong for next year.
That could be the year that both Erling Haaland and Mbappe move, after all. Maybe holding onto the cash allows Liverpool to push for either as they’ll need a fortune.
Each will want enormous wages and Haaland would command a hefty fee. Liverpool don’t usually have that kind of wealth.
At the very least, it promises to be a window with a lot of movement, unlike this one. It might pay to be ready for it.