Date printed: Sunday 2nd August 2020 12:28
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could also be denied the chance to signal a confirmed Premier League striker resulting from an absence of backing from homeowners Fenway Sports activities Group.
That’s in line with switch guru Duncan Castles, who believes the value of offering stiff competitors for Roberto Firmino could trigger FSG to baulk.
The Reds secured their maiden Premier League title at a canter, however real squad depth stays a difficulty in sure key areas.
Centre-forward is one such place, with the shortage of a high class back-up compounded by the very fact Firmino endured his worst season in entrance of objective within the league since transferring to Anfield 5 years in the past.
One potential answer might be Wolves hitman Raul Jimenez. The Mexican is a confirmed high flight performer and in line with Castles, Liverpool preserve an ‘curiosity’ within the striker.
Whether or not FSG will sanction a deal after beforehand shying away from Timo Werner stays unclear, and Castles stays not sure as as to if Klopp will probably be given the backing he wishes.
Talking on the Switch Window podcast (by way of the Daily Express), Castles mentioned: “I can see why there could be curiosity from Liverpool and the participant due to the way in which he has carried out for Wolves.
“There may be a variety of competitors there, he’s first-choice for Juventus in the event that they handle to dump Gonzalo Higuain within the present market place and lift enough income from transfers.
“One of many gamers they’re attempting to promote and promote to England is Douglas Costa.
“To have the ability to get Jimenez from Wolves, they usually need to put him in an assault alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala which might be entertaining to look at for certain, and scary to defend towards.
“This is not going to be an affordable deal, Wolves paid some huge cash for Raul Jimenez to get him from Benfica. He’s paid an excellent wage there.
“They know his worth, they’re a tricky membership to purchase gamers from and I’m undecided whether or not Fenway Sports activities Group are ready to again Klopp within the method which might be required financially to get Jimenez from Wolves.
“Whereas there’s an curiosity, an comprehensible curiosity, it is going to be an attention-grabbing check of how a lot assist FSG are ready to provide Klopp going into this subsequent season to defend that Premier League title.”
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