8 Apr 2017

Deal Close: Liverpool make massive €96k-a-week offer to sign 'excellent' €24m sensation. Klopp wants transfer

Liverpool continue to be linked with Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez, and new reports this week suggest that the Reds are willing to pay through the nose to seal the deal.

In March, a report on Spanish radio network Cadena Ser claimed that Liverpool asked Atletico Madrid about signing 19-year old Hernandez (currently on loan at Alaves), and on Friday Cadena Ser further claimed:

"Liverpool have offered Hernandez a salary that is five times what he earns at Atletico Madrid. Klopp sees Hernandez as the perfect player to replace Moreno at left-back".

Sky Sports also reports:

"Liverpool are pushing hard to sign Hernandez [and] are willing to pay him €5m a year".

Some info about 'excellent' Hernandez:

* 19-year old Atletico Madrid left-back. Currently on loan at Alaves. €24m buyout clause.

* 28 apps for Alaves this season (4 assists). No senior apps for Atletico.

* 16 apps for various France youth teams.

* Jan 2017: Diego Simeone enthused: "Theo has power, and physical strength. We are happy about what is happening to him."

* Mar 2017: Hernandez insisted: "In the summer I will return to Atletico. I am very happy and motivated for that."

So, let's get this straight: if this is true, then Klopp's solution to Liverpool's left-back problem (in a probable Champions League year) is...a teenager with no European experience, and only 26 games to his name? Once again: In the words of Charles Lee Ray (aka 'Chucky'):


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