The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are expecting a strong showing from their team, especially given how much money has been spent at Anfield over the last year or so.
However, whilst the capture of Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita will all be crucial next term – it’s another reported target that could be the difference maker for the club.
According to Don Balon, Liverpool are ready to break the transfer record in their search of a new goalkeeper, with an apparent €90 million (£79 million) move in the offing for Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak. Any successful deal would represent a record deal for a goalkeeper, breaking the current record held by Gianluigi Buffon.
Of course, Oblak is one of Europe’s best goalkeepers. Currently playing for Atletico Madrid, the Slovenian has been a stalwart over in La Liga, having joined a long line of talented men to step between the sticks at his current club. He’s been every bit as good as his predecessors in the form of David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois over the last year or two, displaying brilliant shot-stopping, aerial dominance and agility in a fiercely competitive team.
Above all else, a move for Oblak would plug what is undoubtedly the biggest hole in the Liverpool squad. They’re in need of a goalkeeper, and it’s fair to say that if they had a top option last season, they would have ended the season far closer to Man City than they actually did. The sky will really be the limit if they land Oblak.
The mere suggestion that Liverpool are a club that is willing to spend that much money on a goalkeeper is a testament to their ambitions, and if the signing of Fabinho doesn’t win them success, the capture of Oblak almost certainly would.
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