By triggering a £32 million clause, Liverpool could sign a midfielder destined for greatness.
Liverpool have been informed that in order to sign Ibrahim Sangare, they must fully satisfy PSV Eindhoven’s £32 million release clause.
Despite agreeing on a fee with Brighton, Liverpool were unable to sign Moises Caicedo, and Southampton teenager Romeo Lavia appears to be leaning toward a move to Stamford Bridge rather than Anfield.
The sudden sales of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to Saudi Arabia, as well as the departures of players like James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, have created a need for midfield reinforcements.
As a result, there have been some media reports claiming that Liverpool is now interested in acquiring Sangare, who has been performing admirably for the Dutch giants over the past couple of seasons.
According to ESPN, PSV midfielder Sangare is a target for Liverpool, but Eindhovens Dagblad in the Netherlands has confirmed that PSV will reject any offers that are less than the player’s £32 million release clause.
Sangare’s agent, Kiki Musampa, confirmed that Nottingham Forest made a bid for the Ivory Coast international, but that it was rejected because the player wanted to play for a team that fit his style: Regarding Sangare’s release clause, Musampa said, “These are amounts that they can cough up for those kinds of clubs.”
“Nottingham Forest did make a bid, but it was insufficient. You want to take him to a club where he will fit in and have opportunities to play.
Sangare is not quite ready to join the club and have an immediate impact, but Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world and should be investing in players who are.
He needs a few more seasons to develop before he is ready to play for a team like Liverpool, and we believe that the squad already has better players than he would add.
However, LIVERPOOL must make changes if they don’t want to have a disastrous season due to injuries and suspensions.