13 Jun 2016

Record Transfer: Boss confirms 'world-class' superstar who wants Liverpool transfer will cost '£74m'. Sign?

Liverpool are currently linked with a blockbuster move for 'world-class' Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, but Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentis continues to insist that he will not sell unless Higuain's extortionate release clause is triggered.

Last Month, The Mirror claimed:

"Gonzalo Higuain is interested in joining Liverpool...and would like to play under Jurgen Klopp".

A reporter for news organisation Bloomberg then claimed that Jurgen Klopp scouted Higuain during Argentina's recent Copa America match with Chile.

When asked on Sunday about Liverpool's interest, De Laurentis confirmed that Napoli have received offers for Higuain, but insisted:

"I have not received offers for that match the clause, €94m [£74m]. Gonzalo is a good man and Napoli will become for him what it was for Maradona. I have the feeling Pipita will not betray us."

The idea of Higuain at Liverpool is exciting to say the least, but the reality is that the Reds probably have to break the club transfer record to seal the deal, and that seems unlikely in a year without European football. Additionally, I get the feeling that Klopp is satisfied with Ings, Sturridge, and Origi as his striking options for next season *shudder*

Ings/Origi are not (IMO) good enough and/or prolific enough to propel Liverpool into the Champions League, and it's a giant mistake to go into yet another season relying Sturridge to remain fit.

As such, a new, top-class striker is arguably a priority, and Higuain fits the bill, but there's no way that he's worth more than Luis Suarez. Barcelona signed Suarez - who is the superior striker - for £65m, and the Reds should pay no more than that for Higuain.


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