Liverpool aim to raise £53m through unwanted quartet

Date published: Thursday 15th July 2021 10:30 - Will Ford

Neco Williams

Liverpool have been linked with a number of new acquisitions this summer, but will have to sell players to raise funds to sign players.

There are rumours of the Reds being interested in Youri Tielemans, Saul Niguez, Renato Sanches and Kinglsey Coman, among others.

They have already secured a deal for Ibrahima Konate, who has joined the club from RB Leipzig for around £35million.


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And after that outlay, Liverpool will struggle to sign further players without others making way.

That’s according to The Athletic, who claim Liverpool believe they can recoup £53million through unwanted player sales.

Harry Wilson – who has two years left on his current contract – appears to be nearing a move away from Anfield after a number of loans.

Benfica are said to be interested, as well as newly-promoted Brentford and recently-relegated Fulham.

Liverpool want around £15million for the playmaker, but are yet to receive a bid to match that valuation.

Wilson’s compatriot Neco Williams is another man set to be allowed to leave the club.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s understudy is said to want more regular game time and is valued at £10million; a move to another Premier League side is most likely.

Xherdan Shaqiri is another player mentioned in the report.

The Swiss international is valued at £13million and only started five Premier League games last season.

But a fine showing at Euro 2020 could lead to more interested parties amid claims he has been offered to Atletico Madrid as part of a deal to bring Saul Niguez to Anfield.

Marko Grujic has never started a Premier league game for Liverpool and is also tipped to leave the club in the transfer window.

The midfielder impressed on loan at Porto last season and is valued at £15million.

A number of clubs – including Porto – have been linked with his permanent signature, with Serie A side Sassuolo one of those consistently mentioned.

Should Liverpool manage to find suitors for all four players, they should be able to raise £53million to chase a replacement for Goerginio Wijnaldum. Youri Tielemans, perhaps?

 

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