Liverpool won’t get what Joe Gomez is worth this summer, should they decide to sell. Aston Villa reportedly want the player.
The Mirror reports that Aston Villa want Joe Gomez this summer. He’s on their list as Steven Gerrard looks to rebuild his defence and it’s no secret why they see him as a target.
Gomez has barely played this season, racking up just 10 starts in all competitions and a grand total of 285 Premier League minutes. Those are the numbers of an unneeded player that any club would sell – especially as Gomez has largely been hit this season.
So Villa see an opportunity to snatch a player up while he’s at his lowest stock. As a result, Liverpool just won’t get what Gomez is worth.
Liverpool won’t get what Joe Gomez is worth
Now, the Liverpool Echo claims that the Reds want to keep Gomez. That won’t stop a team like Villa from trying to sign him, though – Gomez is fourth-choice at the back right now. They’ll never get a better chance.
Gomez is, after all, a fantastic player. Jurgen Klopp labelled him ‘incredible’ this season and we’re only two years out from him playing a significant role in a title-winning side. How many 25-year-old centre-backs have done that? How much are they worth?
Because Gomez isn’t even in his prime yet but he’s helped deliver the biggest trophies. A starting, title-winning centre-back should move for a fortune – especially when someone like Ben White moved for £50m. In fact, whisper it quietly but Gomez actually boasts a CV that compares very well with £80m-man Harry Maguire.
That’s not to downplay their talents, more to show how highly Gomez should be regarded. He’s an international centre-back who ticks homegrown boxes and has delivered a Premier League title. All while playing in a very aggressive style and being able to cover multiple positions.
A fully-fit and firing Gomez easily moves for over £50m. There’s no doubt about that, given other sales in recent years. Villa wouldn’t be looking at him, however, if they were thinking of paying that – he’d be the biggest transfer in their history.
Gomez’s injury and slide down the Liverpool pecking order have tanked his value, unfortunately, and the Reds won’t get bids that reflect his talent. That’s reason no.1 why we wouldn’t sell in 2022. At the very least, Liverpool should wait and see what 2023 brings.