Norwich’s Todd Cantwell and Porto’s Luis Diaz are top targets for Liverpool in the current transfer window.
Liverpool are currently facing a set back during this AFCON period, losing out on key players such as Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita. This, in conjunction with injuries and COVID cases, is feared to have severely set back Liverpool in terms squad depth. Questions have been raised internally at the club over whether the squad depth is substantial enough to challenge for the Premier League title and domestic cups, given the hectic schedule.
The club was planning on doing what is thought to be “significant business” in the summer , however, recent events have shifted their focus to the current winter window.
Porto’s “hotshot” Luis Diaz is the top transfer target for Jurgen Klopp, as he looks to provide a competition and depth for Sadio Mane. Personal terms between the player and the club have already been agreed — the tough part is the fee. The player supposedly has a release clause of £67 Million within his contract, and as things that stand, Liverpool are only offering £34 Million. Porto are looking for a fee of £59 Million minimum. Negotiations are still on-going, and Liverpool and Porto will look to come to an agreement. However, Porto will not budge for anything out of their range. It’s up to Liverpool.
Norwich’s Todd Cantwell is amongst one of the top targets for Jurgen Klopp, who is out of his current contract in the summer. Contact has been initated with Norwich, who are willing to let the midfielder leave for an asking price of £20 Million. However, Liverpool are not convinced, and are looking to lower this price further. The player has concerns over his current playing time at Norwich, and fears that it won’t improve at Liverpool, and as a result may prefer a move to “eager” Leeds United. Regardless, he is still “highly admired” by Klopp, and if a deal cannot be agreed in January, they will try to sign him on a free transfer in the summer.
The current idea is to strengthen their squad as soon as possible, they feel it’s a crucial component to contribute to domestic success, whilst also keeping them in the current title race, which is deemed “not impossible, but very difficult” in the current state. Will these 2 signings end some of Liverpool’s squad depth woes? Let’s see.