Liverpool must stump up €20m for Algerian left-back Faouzi Ghoulam if Jurgen Klopp decides he’s the man to solve our problem position.
The 26-year-old has been linked recently and Italian reports [translated by Birmingham Mail] suggest a bid of around £17m will be enough to secure the African’s services.
Considering Fulham were asking for more than this for a 17-year-old with half a season’s Championship experience in Ryan Sessegnon, it’s not an outrageous fee for a player with Champions League pedigree in this day and age.
Ghoulam excelled in Europe this term, notably causing Real Madrid countless problems in both legs of the Last 16.
He’s very quick, passes the ball out from the back, and has a wicked left-footed delivery.
Defensively, we haven’t seen enough of him to make concrete assertions, but can’t imagine he’ll be downgrade on the man he’d likely replace: Alberto Moreno.
The Spaniard spent the season backing up James Milner in 2016/17, but most would like someone signed who can properly challenge the veteran for minutes.