Liverpool were restrained in the transfer market over the summer. The Reds only signed the one player despite being linked with dozens of stars throughout the window. Plenty of Kopites were begging for a midfielder. Liverpool reportedly turning down Florian Neuhaus at £21m must mean Michael Edwards has a transfer target in mind.
Midfield signing needed
It’s no secret that many fans believe the Reds are short of a midfielder.
Sure, we have plenty of midfielders on the books but plenty of those midfielders are often on the treatment table.
Whilst at Liverpool Gini Wijnaldum played more minutes than any other player during the Jürgen Klopp reign.
The Dutchman left over the summer to join PSG on a free transfer.
His departure has left a reliability void in the middle of the park, nobody was as consistently available as the ex-Red.
Liverpool turned down Florian Neuhaus
Over the summer dozens of midfielders were touted as Gini’s replacement.
Despite the numerous links the Reds decided against recruiting a successor.
According to The Sunday Mirror (05/09, p62), Liverpool were offered the chance to sign Florian Neuhaus for just £21m.
The Athletic reported on Anfield interest in the player early in the window with a fee of £34m quoted.
Key target in mind
If Liverpool did indeed pass up on Neuhaus at that price then Michael Edwards must have a midfielder in mind.
Otherwise it just doesn’t make sense for the Reds to ignore a bargain opportunity like that.
We’re going to hope that it is Ryan Gravenberch that the recruitment team has in mind.
The young Dutchman could develop whilst rotating in and out of the starting lineup before becoming a regular starter in a couple of years’ time.