Liverpool expect to make around £40m this summer even before any Sadio Mané sale, according to reports. The Reds have big plans.
Liverpool quite clearly have ideas this summer. Suggestions are, such as from the Athletic, that they want to sign Darwin Nunez and he won’t come cheap. In fact, he could cost a club-record £85m fee.
The club don’t casually have that money lying around, either and selling Sadio Mané won’t quite cut it. Fortunately, the Reds have other players they plan on selling in order to fund transfers this summer.
The Liverpool Echo breaks it down. They explain that Takumi Minamino is on the transfer list for £17m – and that’s drawing interest. AS Monaco, Leeds United, Southampton and Wolves would all like the Japanese international.
Then there’s both Neco Williams and Nat Phillips. The Reds wish for £15m each after the pair earned promotions with Fulham and Bournemouth respectively last season.
Finally, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to leave as he enters the final year of his contract. Liverpool would accept as little as £10m for him – an absolute bargain, as far as we see it.
Liverpool plan summer sales
So altogether, that’s around £57m and some wages off the books. Throw in the expected £35m for Mané and the Reds look quite comfortable this summer, even with the massive Nunez transfer.
You’ve got to say that’s good business, even if Liverpool could lose four very talented players. Minamino, for instance, played a massive role in the Reds’ cup victories this season and scored at a better rate than anyone.
Williams is a player we rate very highly, too, and he’s almost certainly set for a bright future. Everyone remembers what Phillips did to help secure Champions League football – he earned his place in history at the club.
And then there’s Oxlade-Chamberlain. On his day, he’s a magnificent player and we saw that in spurts this season.
But none of them have obvious roles next season, unfortunately. They all deserve regular football and, hopefully, Liverpool can find that for them this summer.