22 Jul 2016

Klopp to Sign? Liverpool plan new offer for 'terrific' €14m star with 'blistering pace'

The hunt for Alberto Moreno's replacement continues, and reports in France today suggest that Jurgen Klopp is set to make a move for 'terrific' Aston Villa star Jordan Amavi.

In June, L'Equipe claimed:

"Liverpool have contacted Amavi's agent to discuss a transfer. Aston Villa want to keep him, but they'll sell for €14m".

According to Le Parisien this week:

* Liverpool are still monitoring Amavi, a player Klopp has allegedly tracked for some time.

* The Reds are expected to make a bid for Amavi within the next '10 days'.

If this is true, then the quality of Liverpool's transfer targets continues to plummet, and it's a sad state of affairs when the club is seemingly reduced to picking the bones out of relegated clubs.

Some info about Amavi:

* Cost Villa £10m last summer.

* Nov 2016: Cruciate ligament injury, which ended his debut season for Villa after just 12 games.

* Aug 2015: Reds legend Phil Thompson raved: "He [Amavi] has got great ability. He got forward with blistering pace...and did his job defensively too".

* Oct 2015: Ex-Villa boss Tim Sherwood explained why he felt the need to drop Amavi: "There's always a moment that costs you a game. It is poor decision-making. I’m not just talking about Jordan Amavi, I’m talking about a lot of the guys".

Amavi may develop into a good Premier League performer, but for obvious reasons, it's madness to contemplate signing a player after a serious cruciate ligament injury.

Plus, once again: what is the point in spending €14m on a comparatively inexperienced 22-year old left-back when Liverpool have Brad Smith in the squad, a 22-year old international left-back with no serious injuries in his recent history?



0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Suarez (286) Benitez (227) rodgers (146) sturridge (89) coutinho (79) henderson (75) lucas (56) suarez-evra (48) Torres (46) LFC finances (41) klopp (40) sakho (32) gross/net spend (30) mignolet (28) can (21) LFC myths (18) lallana (18) firmino (15) mane (11) markovic (11) origi (10) milner (9) moreno (8) karius (7) matip (7) klavan (5) ojo (5) wijnaldum (2)