Virtually all football fans agrees that this summer transfer window is a key one for Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp as the summer transfer window provides him the perfect opportunity of signing the sort of players that he can regard as “his players” having inherited the bulk of the cuurrent Liverpool squad from Brendan Rodgers in October.
And with uncertainty surrounding the futures of the likes of Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva and young winger Jordon Ibe seemingly off to Bournemouth, Liverpool are said to be keen on bringing in couple of defenders to reinforce Liverpool’s midfield ahead of the new season. The reds have today been linked with the signing of Sissoko and Wijnaldum from Newcastle United.
After an impressive showing at the Euro cup in France, Sissoko has seen his profile rise significantly and is said to be on the radar of many clubs which includes Tottenham. With Tottenham playing in the Champions League next season, reports claim manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on bringing in another midfielder and Sissoko is one of the many midfielders on the radar of the former Southampton manager.
However if either Liverpool or Tottenham want to sign Sissoko, they will have to cough out as much as £30m which is the price Newcastle United have valued the player at according to mirror. Both clubs are however not only battling to sign Sissoko, reports have it that Wijnaldum is another Newcastle United player both Tottenham and Liverpool are set to go head to head for.
The 26-year-old Dutchman scored 11 goals for Newcastle last season while being played in various positions ( which must have affected his performance ) and it is not a surprise that he is been linked away from now relegated Newcastle United.
However, as is the case with Sissoko, both Tottenham and Liverpool will have to pay as much as £25m if they want to sign the highly rated Dutchman. And it is not a surprise that both Wijnaldum and Sissoko are priced so expensively, everyone who knows a little about the financial side of football predicted the inflation in the market which is due to more money for the clubs to spend as a result of the BIG TV money.
The fact that Watford rejected £25 for Troy Deneey and Everton are said to be interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly for £34 million tells a story.