Liverpool were rather quiet during the most recent transfer window.
In fact, scrap that – there was almost silence from the Anfield outfit. 17-year-old Sepp van den Berg was the only player to come in for a fee, whilst Adrian was the other arrival – on a free transfer.
Still, that hasn’t seem to halt their progress so far this season. They currently top the Premier League table by eight points, and have won 14 of their first 15 games in that competition. That has contributed to them breaking the record of the longest unbeaten league run in the club’s history, as well.
However, for Liverpool to progress, new signings will be needed at some point. And now, David Maddock has told LFC4Ar that Nike will want a big-money signing to coincide with their new deal with the Reds. However, he had added that that player won’t be Kylian Mbappe.
— شبكة ليفربول (@LFC4Ar) December 4, 2019
This has got the Liverpool fans talking, and they are sure that it can only mean one thing.
It’s destined to be this man pic.twitter.com/qXY6hluosV
— Ahmed (@ahmedIfc) December 5, 2019
Stinks of Sancho this
— Sismo (@_Sismo__) December 5, 2019
— Jordan (@Jordan_LFC19) December 5, 2019
The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with the Merseyside club, of course, and he has already scored five goals and provided seven assists in the Bundesliga this term. His arrival would be a real statement of intent.
There is a strong consensus of supporters, though, who do not like the idea of a company demanding that a big name be brought in.
Do you think LFC will let Nike demand signings, I don’t see that happening at all. All the people from management to recruitment don’t seem to act like that. If they do… Thats the start of the end… We buy who we need…..
— Paul Stanley (@pstanley123) December 5, 2019
excuse me Nike you don’t decide who we sign and don’t sign
— Michael Jenkins (@Michael73271023) December 6, 2019
Wow Nike is the acting as the new Transfer Committee. We actually don’t need any world class players to arrive with their world class egos. We are a factory churning world class players out of good footballers
— Mayank Singh (@5644ynwa) December 6, 2019
Nike can get lost, we will sign who we want, when we want. Look at what that sort of attitude has done to United/Real etc, huge amounts wasted on a marketing name.
— Nem (@teamed209) December 6, 2019
Whilst you can understand the sentiment, football is now a business, and big stars bring in the big bucks. A world-renowned player is likely what the US-based firm would want if they sign a deal with Liverpool.
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This news has got one or two fans carried away as to who could come in.
— Alissonbigbearbecker🖐☝️ (@moaningtwonk) December 5, 2019
Considering Messi has spent his entire career with Barcelona, it seems unlikely he will be leaving to move to the Premier League at 32 years old. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, right?
By the looks, the January transfer window could be an interesting one for Liverpool.
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