Liverpool's measly expenditure this summer could have left them more money to sweep up Europe's bargain basement, says Stan Collymore.The Reds only
Liverpool’s measly expenditure this summer could have left them more money to sweep up Europe’s bargain basement, says Stan Collymore.
The Reds only bought Ibrahima Konate this summer for a fee of £36million – leaving them as one of the league’s lowest spenders.
Only six clubs spent less than Jurgen Klopp’s side in the summer transfer window, with newly-promoted Norwich almost doubling their expenditure.
But with the window now shut and players across Europe heading into the final six months of their contracts, there are bargains to be found across the continent.
Collymore echoes these thoughts, with the ex-Liverpool striker hopeful Liverpool will dip into the post-Covid market.
Excelling in the engine room at the San Siro since his 2017 move from Lombardy rivals Atalanta, he has made a real name for himself in Serie A.
And with his contract expiring in ten months’ time – alongside Georginio Wijnaldum having left on a free – it could be the perfect replacement.
Liverpool’s attacking contingent is good, but there are concerns over the squad depth at Anfield.
Roberto Firmino hasn’t been at his best in recent seasons, and there remains only threadbare depth on the wings.
Dybala is easily good enough to fit into all of those categories, and with his contract also expiring next summer he could be signed for a cut-price fee.
Aouar’s contract expires in 2023, but there are issues in France over payment issues from Mediapro – the league’s broadcaster.
And with a Covid market, it could be an avenue for Liverpool to consider.