23 Oct 2016

Transfer Bombshell: Liverpool pushing to sign 'top-class' £128m Real Madrid star

Liverpool are reportedly considering a shock move for one of Real Madrid's most high profile players.

Earlier this month, Diario Gol claimed that Ramos has offers on the table from Liverpool, PSG, and Bayern Munich, and according to Spanish newspaper AS this week:

"Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Sergio Ramos, who is a top priority for next season. Klopp is pushing hard for the transfer because he believes Ramos will provide the leap in quality required to fight for major titles".

Can Klopp attract a player like Ramos to Anfield? In my view, it's doubtful, even if Liverpool qualify for the Champions League.

The main barrier will be financial - Ramos signed a new 5-year deal a year ago, which contains a whopping £128m buyout clause, so Liverpool will have to pay through the nose to seal the deal.

Additionally, Ramos - hailed by Jamie Carragher as 'top-class' - is currently on £261k-a-week at the Bernabeu, and only teams like Manchester United, Man City, and (possibly) Chelsea will pay that kind of salary.

Still, the idea of Ramos at Anfield is exciting. The Spaniard is undoubtedly a proven, world-class defender, and a bona-fide leader, and if Liverpool actually signed him, he'd probably replace Jordan Henderson as captain at Anfield.

Pipe dream, or possibility?


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