The chances of Liverpool securing Jamal Lewis look slim with the relegated Canaries unhappy with Michael Edwards’ £10m valuation of the left-back.
A long piece in the Athletic, as tweeted by James Pearce below, states that Norwich’s sporting director Stuart Webber wants £20m for the 22-year-old and will not entertain anything less – despite the player – who has three years on his contract – wanting a move to Anfield – even if it is to play second fiddle to Andy Robertson.
Pearce describes Lewis as ‘desperate’ for a deal, but that Norwich won’t pick up the phone to us at our current bid.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) August 5, 2020
Once Liverpool have a valuation for a player in mind, we will not go above it – and certainly not by double – especially in these uncertain financial times.
So right now, this isn’t a deal that will be concluded imminently.
According to the report, Norwich’s sale of James Maddison for £24m and the midfielder’s subsequent success at Leicester City has given them grounds to charge proper money for their best players – even when they’re in the Championship.
Lewis ticks a lot of boxes for us, but probably not at £20m.
As a result, we might have to turn our attention to another name on the shortlist: Kostas Tsimikas of Olympiakos.