Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted with how the transfer window has gone so far and can’t wait to see who will be arriving next.
Jurgen Klopp wasted no time in revamping his squad, signing Fabinho from Monaco for £40m just days after their defeat in the Champions League final. The Brazilian joined Naby Keita at the club on July 1 with both men set to feature against Chester in Liverpool’s first friendly. Our regulars are also delighted to see Mohamed Salah pen a new five-year-deal containing no release clause.
A title challenge is possible if Liverpool add a few more key signings. An attacking midfielder to replace Philippe Coutinho will be a priority in the summer. Following the collapse of Nabil Fekir’s move to Anfield, Klopp needs to find the right man to partner Keita in the engine room.
Our punters were gutted to see Fekir’s move fall through so Klopp should make an audacious attempt to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid instead. Valued at £63m by Transfermarkt, the Colombian is 12 months into a two-year loan with Bayern Munich. But following Zinedine Zidane’s dismissal, Madrid might surely be tempted to recall the 26-year-old.
Rodriguez has impressed for Colombia at the World Cup, notching two assists as his country topped their group to set up the round of 16 clash with England. His performances would likely spark a bidding war between some of the biggest clubs in Europe, though the Reds have recently shown a willingness to splash big cash in order to improve.
The former Monaco man is extremely suited to Klopp’s system, capable of playing out wide or centrally like Coutinho. His creativity and technical ability would compliment Keita in the centre of midfield and provide plenty of chances for Liverpool’s forwards.
Reportedly (as per Don Balon) available for just £40m, this one is a no-brainer.
Liverpool fans, thoughts?