Liverpool

Moving for £31.5m-rated Italian winger would be a stupid transfer decision for Liverpool

Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly awaiting the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final against Roma after a breath-taking 5-2 victory at Anfield put them within touching distance of another European Cup final.

Roma’s late goals have given the Italians a chance when the Reds travel to Italy, but one goal from Jurgen Klopp’s men should secure their passage to the final.

Liverpool are also on course to finish in the top four of the Premier League, securing European football at Anfield for a second consecutive season.

Transfer rumours have already started with funds from Philippe Coutinho’s £140m sale to Barcelona still waiting to be spent as well as prize money from progressing in the Champions League.

Corriere dello Sport (via The Daily Express) reports that Klopp has joined the race to sign Fiorentina winger, Federico Chiesa, who has enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Serie A.

The 20-year-old is valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt. However, the Italian side will accept no less than £44m if they are to allow their prized asset to leave.  Capable of playing on the left but primarily used as a right winger, it’s hard to explain why Liverpool would fork out such a sum of money when they have arguably the best right winger in the world on their books in Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian has blown fans away with his performances this season and shows no signs of slowing down making a big-money move for Chiesa simply unnecessary.

Premier League rivals Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are also keen on signing the young Italian, but Liverpool would be wise to invest such money in other areas of the squad.

Liverpool fans, does your side need to sign another right winger? Let us know!

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