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Liverpool are reportedly wary of appearing ‘financially irresponsible’ should they decide to bring in a new defender in this month’s transfer window.
Various reports have directed the Reds to enter the winter market to bolster their battered rear. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are injured, the former couple for the foreseeable future.
As such, defensive midfielder Fabinho has retired, with Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams joining him. However, captain and fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson has also played alongside him.
However, when it comes to who could sign Liverpool, numerous names have emerged as potential targets. Indeed, Sven Botman from Lille and Ajax Per Schurrs they are among the supposed candidates.
According to AthleticHowever, the Reds bosses are concerned about the type of transfer they would be forced to make.
On the one hand, club bosses have dismissed the idea of a ‘quick fix’ to tie them up until the end of the season.
Players like free agent Ezequiel Garay would fit into that category.
On the other hand, however, they do not want to be ‘financially irresponsible’ by paying large sums for a transfer.
In fact, the source refers to Schalke Ozan kabak as a target that falls into that group. The Reds opened talks with representatives of the 20-year-old in November.
However, after learning of his £ 25 million valuation, they backed out of going further.
But while it is accepted that they will likely have to spend considerable sums to rectify their defense, Athletic He adds that, after all, the Anfield club is unlikely to find a new addition.
A previous report from the same source. He said Liverpool will likely wait until the summer window to do that business, if they feel the need to do so a few months later.
Report links Ramos with Liverpool
However, reports continue to emerge as to who Liverpool might sign.
According to The beach bar, the Reds have shown interest in Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid.
The 34-year-old has entered the final year of his contract and is therefore free to speak to foreign clubs.