Long-standing Liverpool target Christian Pulisic is available for what many would consider a bargain in this current transfer market.
The teenage American will cost just €70m, according to Kicker, which was shared on Twitter by Goal journalist Ronan Murphy.
Christian Pulisic will not leave Borussia Dortmund this summer unless a bid of over €70m is received, according to kicker. #BVB
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) July 26, 2018
That’s a similar amount of money Liverpool had agreed to pay for Nabil Fekir before the World Cup, although the transfer broke down after the Frenchman failed his medical.
There’s been suggestions we’d go back in for Fekir before the window closes, but with less than two weeks left until Premier League clubs are no longer allowed to bring in new additions, it’s looking less and less likely our interest will be revisited due to the 24-year-old’s knee issues, sadly.
But Pulisic is equally capable of playing as an attacking central midfielder or as a wide playmaker – and is someone who has actively interested Klopp before.
Liverpool’s German actually brought Pulisic through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund initially and during his first summer in charge, had an £11m bid rejected [Telegraph].
Pulisic was the best player on the park in our recent friendly defeat to BVB and Klopp will only have been impressed by what he saw.
It would be fantastic if Liverpool took the plunge in the market once again, although in truth, we’ve already been spoilt this summer with the additions of Fabinho, Naby Keita, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Still, an injury to either Mo Salah or Sadio Mane makes our frontline look significantly less dangerous – and a tricky, skilful attacker like Pulisic would complement the squad perfectly.