Liverpool’s business is the transfer window looks to be over.
The Reds have spent £170m on new signings this summer as they look to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title. Jurgen Klopp has also moved to secure the long-term futures of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Despite strong links to both players, Liverpool are unlikely to make a move for Nabil Fekir or Christian Pulisic before Thursday’s deadline according to the Times.
Despite their excellent business so far, there is still areas that need to be addressed in the Liverpool squad. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss the entire season following knee surgery, leaving Liverpool with a lack of creative options in centre midfield. Klopp would be wise to dip into the market for one final signing.
The perfect addition to the squad could be Monaco forward – Rony Lopes. Valued at £25.6m by Transfermarkt, the 22-year-old is no stranger to life in England having joined Manchester City in 2011 following years in Benfica’s youth academy. He failed to break into the first-team at the Etihad and was sold to Monaco in 2015 for £9m.
After various loan spells, Lopes enjoyed a breakthrough season with Les Monégasques. Following Bernardo Silva’s sale to Manchester City, the 22-year-old thrived, scoring 15 goals and notching five assists in Ligue 1. The Portuguese can play right across the forward line, making him an excellent option for Klopp.
Playing regularly for a top European side is doing wonders for his development but working with Klopp could take his game to the next level. If Liverpool bring Lopes to the Premier League, Manchester City’s loss can be their gain.
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