Liverpool had reportedly been prepared to offer Barcelona youngster, Ansu Fati, a bumper contract €15m (post-tax) to convince him to switch the Camp Nou for Anfield.
This comes from Cubero (via Sport Witness), with the publication claiming that the Reds had eyed up the Spaniard as a potential key player for the future.
The Catalan giants have, of course, since secured the teenager on a long-term contract, keeping him in the Spanish top-flight for the next six years.
As one of the most promising talents in world football, many a European giant will have been secretly gutted to miss out on an opportunity to move for the £54m valued (according to Transfermarkt) attacker.
Given the source in question, we’d have to cast some doubt on the extent of our willingness to offer the 18-year-old a big contract.
Certainly, in light of our own financial limitations – not to mention Mo Salah’s ongoing contract saga – it seems unlikely that we’d have had the spare cash lying around to bring the Blaugrana on board.