The summer transfer window is one of the most exciting times of the year for football fans, and for Liverpool supporters, it’s something to look forward to after the conclusion of every season.
In recent years, Liverpool have been one of the main players in the summer transfer market, making big-name signings for big fees that have taken Jurgen Klopp’s side from top-four challengers to genuine title contenders, and one name who has been linked with a move to Anfield could further the club’s status on the latter.
According to the Daily Mail, the Reds are interested in Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, who has been one of the breakout stars in Spain this season after taking the Yellow Submarine to the Europa League quarter-finals and is catching the eye of many of Europe’s biggest teams.
With a reported release clause of £54 million, Liverpool will have to shell out a pretty penny to acquire the talented Nigerian teenager, but what would the potential consequences be of Jurgen Klopp signing Chukwueze?
FSG make big move
With such a big fee needed to bring in the 19-year-old, signing Chukwueze would be another big statement from FSG in their quest to make Liverpool the biggest football team in the planet, and after the recent big-money moves of Naby Keita and Alisson, it’s not totally out of the question the Reds will shell £54 million on the winger.
As well as being a big fee, it is a deal that makes a lot of sense on paper. As a team that relies heavily on wingers, Chukwueze would be a welcome addition to Klopp’s team who could really see him as a successor to either Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, and under the German, the teenage attacker could flourish on Merseyside.
Shaqiri’s future uncertain
With Chukwueze now in the first-team picture, Xherdan Shaqiri could find his Anfield future up in the area.
After a blistering start to life in Liverpool, Shaqiri’s presence in Klopp’s team has dropped dramatically as the season has progressed, not making a start since January and only being submitted to brief appearances off the bench in the final 15 minutes of games.
Shaqiri is a player who is good enough for first-team football, and with Chukwueze in the side, the Swiss international will only just fall further down the pecking order at Liverpool.
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