Liverpool have rejected a chance to sign Schalke centre-half Ozan Kabak for a drastically knocked-down fee this summer.
The Reds were handed an opportunity to bring the Turkey international back to Anfield on a permanent basis for just £8.5 million, according to the ever-reliable Neil Jones.
Schalke were believed to be previously asking for around £23 million for Kabak, but their delicate financial position this summer has forced a re-think.
After being relegated to 2. Bundesliga, the Konigsblauen are said to be trying to cut down their wage bill and the centre-half, who spent six months on loan at Liverpool last season, is on around £35,000 per week [Salary Sport].
We at Empire of the Kop believe the Reds are missing a trick if they’ve truly closed the door on signing Kabak for £8.5 million.
If Liverpool were to sign him for that little, they could quite easily play him in domestic cup matches this season and sell him next summer for around £30 million – if there was still no room at Anfield or him.