It seems we could see a transfer record broken in the Transfer Tavern this summer, as Manchester City and Liverpool fans are discussing reports of an exciting addition being touted as a potential summer recruit.
The Sun says both Premier League sides are ready to offer Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen a double your money offer if he elects to move to England at the end of the season, although both sides would have to match his massive £63m release-clause.
That astonishing figure would see him smash Liverpool’s transfer record, which stands at the £35m they wasted on Andy Carroll, whilst Ter Stegen would become City’s second-most expensive recruit behind last summer’s purchase of Kevin De Bruyne.
The Barcelona goalkeeper excelled in his first season with the Catalan giants, winning the Champions League as part of a treble, but he’s failed to establish himself as first-choice goalkeeper and remains firmly as Barcelona’s cup stopper, situated behind Claudio Bravo in the pecking order at the Nou Camp.
With that situation unlikely to change, Ter Stegen could eye an exit from Catalonia and Liverpool’s interest is understandable, with the club searching for a quality replacement for Simon Mignolet, whilst the Citizens interest would raise some eyebrows.
City do, of course, have England’s number one goalkeeper Joe Hart between the sticks currently and an expensive capture of Ter Stegen would certainly raise questions as to where the former Shrewsbury Town man would fit in.
City fans, do you really need to spend £63m on Ter Stegen? Let us know in the comments below!