Liverpool have been restrained in the transfer market this summer. The Reds have sold plenty of players but they’ve only brought the one man in. Apparently we could’ve made a megabucks signing earlier in the window. According to a report in Spain, Liverpool considered a huge bid for Federico Valverde.
Who is Federico Valverde?
This summer Federico Valverde turned 23-years-old.
The young centre midfielder was signed by Real Madrid from Peñarol as a teenager.
He’s since risen through the ranks in Madrid and is now an established member of the midfield.
A box-to-box player with an eye for a key pass and a knack for long range efforts he has made three starts in the Spanish La Liga this term.
Liverpool wanted Federico Valverde
Improving every week, it is no surprise that the Uruguayan is attracting attention.
According to Bernabeu Digital, Liverpool considered buying Federico Valverde this summer.
The outlet has claimed the Reds were considering a bid of around £86m for the young midfielder.
However, the bid was never submitted as the player’s agent supposedly told Liverpool that the 23-year-old had his heart set on signing a new deal with Madrid.
Since then he’s signed an extension with a release clause of €1bn.
What RTK has to say
We just don’t see a world where the Reds are prepared to pay that sort of money.
If Liverpool couldn’t afford Jadon Sancho at a similar price then how could we afford to fork out that cash for Federico Valverde.
He is a good player and he’s going to keep getting better but right now signing him for £86m wouldn’t make sense at all.