Monaco will sell Liverpool Thomas Lemar for €75m, not the €90m previously thought.
And they’ll do so this January as well, rather than hold on to him until the summer.
This is according to Sam McGuire, a friend of EOTK, in Football Whispers.
However, he claims that Lemar would rather wait until the end of the season, because of the World Cup in Russia.
Right now, the 22-year-old is a guaranteed starter for Monaco and a regular member of Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad – but a high-profile switch to Liverpool – where he’d be cup-tied for the Champions League – may diminish his game-time.
As a result, Liverpool are likely to hold off.
Following last night’s rubbish defeat to Swansea, fans are crying out for Klopp to reinvest some of the £142m he received from Coutinho’s sale into the side.
The team looked flat at the Liberty Stadium, but we’d be surprised if the boss made a move in the market.
Klopp’s stubborn when it comes to buying players, with a seemingly undying belief in the players already at his disposal.
Lemar though isn’t likely to come in and suddenly transform our attack. In Ligue 1, a significantly worse competition than the Premier League, he has two goals and four assists this term.
Even €75m sounds very overpriced.