Liverpool will spend the money made from the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City on the signings of Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi and Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, according to talkSPORT.
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Before we rip this lazy piece of ‘journalism’ to shreds, let’s just take a moment to think about how amazing this would be if it were to happen. We get Reus, lose Sterling and make a profit… to call that a dream is an understatement.
Unfortunately, it’s not something that’s likely to ever become a reality. Liverpool have already spent heavily this summer – bringing in six new players – and part of the Sterling money will likely be used to subsidise those buys.
Queens Park Rangers would be entitled to 20% of any sale fee – as confirmed by the Daily Mail – while the Reds are likely to put the remaining money towards the signing of a new striker, most likely Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke (via The Telegraph).
The report linking us with Reus is based around the collapse of his possible move to Barcelona, who have now signed Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid. However, the 26-year-old only signed a new contract at Dortmund in February (via Daily Mail) and has expressed a desire to help the Bundesliga club return to form next season.
Let’s hope we’re proved wrong…