18 Aug 2015

New Transfer: Liverpool pushing to sign 'exceptional' £10m attacker after £80m transfer spree

In January, Liverpool were linked with a move for Norwich City star Nathan Redmond, and new reports today suggest that 'exceptional' winger is back on the Reds' transfer wish-list.

According to the Daily Express:

* Liverpool are planning a £10m bid for Redmond, who has five goals in his last six games for Norwich.

* Newcastle and Southampton are also interested in signing the 21-year old attacker.

Transfer timeline:

Nov 2014: Multiple reports claimed that LFC scouts had assessed Redmond's suitability for a move to Anfield.

Jan 2015: The Daily Mail reported that Liverpool wanted Redmond as a replacement for Oussama Assaidi.

Liverpool have already spent close to £80m this summer, but if this rumour is true, then I have only one thing to say:

Please, for the love of God: NO MORE BRITISH PLAYERS.

* History proves that teams stuffed with British players do not win the league, or indeed anything on a consistent basis.

* In their pomp, Manchester United had Brits in the first team, but they had the best of the best, and Beckham, Giggs et al were complemented by top-class, consistently performing overseas players.

* That was a different era, though. Look at the last 5-years of title wins: None of the winning teams were dominated by British players.

* A team that regularly contains Henderson, Lallana, Ings, Milner, Allen, Clyne, Gomez, Redmond, Ibe etc etc will not win anything significant.

* There is a reason that England are perennial failures on the international stage: With very few exceptions, British players just aren't good enough at the highest level. This is not xenophobia, it's historical fact.

* The curse of British players is already affecting Liverpool this season. After two games, Milner, Henderson, Ibe, and Lallana have created 5 chances between them, and contributed ONE measly assist.

Liverpool definitely need another goalscoring attacking midfielder, but it should be a top-class experienced player who can come in and make an immediate difference.

Why spend £10m on Redmond, when the prodigiously prolific Andriy Yarmolenko is available for just a few million more?

Thankfully, it may all be moot. When asked this week about Redmond's future, Norwich boss Alex Neil told reporters:

"Why would he [Redmond] want to go anywhere else when he is playing games here. At the present moment this is the best place for him. There is no reason for him to go anywhere else"

Hopefully, Redmond will listen, but if Liverpool offer him big bucks, there's only going to be one outcome.

Author: Jaimie K


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