Before the end of last season, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reiterated that he will have funds for the summer transfer window. However, as far as things have gone by, Reds have actually let more players leave and brought in a few.
To say that any of their signings is world class will not make much sense but for sure all are versatile players and fans will be hoping that these signings turn out to be like Coutinho and Sturridge. So far this summer, LFC transfer dealings show €5.2m Profit but is it really a good sign?
The merseysiders have sold the following players for a combined sum of €32 million
- Andy Carroll
- Jay Spearing
- Jonjo Shelvey
- Stewart Downing
Adding to that certain players have been loaned out and released by the club. That has helped Liverpool reduce their wage bill as well.
The arrivals include the following and were signed for a combined sum of €26.8 million
- Simon Mignolet
- Iago Aspas
- Luis Alberto
- Kolo Toure
Although, Liverpool fans are excited by the newcomers and believe that the club has done good business but the Reds are more interested in balancing the books which indicates that perhaps no big signing will come to Anfield this summer without any star departure. Latest, Liverpool are linked with 5 million pounds move for Granada left back Guilherme Siqueira and the deal can now be funded because Downing has departed.
Reports suggested that Liverpool had at least 30 million for transfers this summer but guess that is not going to be the case as there is no transfer kitty? Therefore, the players like Papadopoulos (12 million), Eriksen (17 million) and co are unlikely to join Reds this summer. Or maybe they will, only if Liverpool sell again to balance the books?
The big players wanted by top clubs are Suarez and Agger but both of them are likely to be playing for Liverpool next season. Does that mean fans should stop expecting any star signing, perhaps yes, but only time will tell.
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