Liverpool in talks to sign £70m Olympic champion – Report
If reports in the media are anything to go by then Liverpool are looking to improve their attack and a Selecao star is in their focus.
According to a report covered by Football Insider earlier in the day, Liverpool are in talks with Ajax to hire the services of Antony this summer.
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The news source have mentioned that the reigning Eredivisie champions have asked for a fee of £59m for their prized asset, a price that the Reds and Man Utd are reluctant to pay.
As per The Daily Express, the Dutch giants are actually looking for a figure as high as £70m and that may force the Red Devils to consider alternatives.
Antony missed the last couple of months of the 2021-22 campaign due to an ankle injury but when fit, he was firing on all cylinders under Erik ten Hag.
The 22-year-old attacker, who can play on either flank, started 21 games in the league and directly contributed in 12 goals to help Ajax win the title.
He was part of the national team squad that won the Gold Medal at the Olympics last year. Antony provided the decisive assist in extra time to win the final vs Spain.
For the senior Brazil side, so far, he has only started 2 games and directly contributed in 4 goals (2 goals and 2 assists).
In the current transfer window, Ajax have already lost stars like Haller, Onana, Gravenberch and Player of the Year, Martinez. So, it is not surprising that they are holding out for a mammoth fee for Antony.
Have your say – Should Liverpool splash the cash to sign the Olympic champion?
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I think he’s born for Liverpool and under Klopp his full potential will be realized. He’s probably up there with Mbappé and Haaland, but because he’s playing for Ajax as was Darwin Núñez at Benfica and now at Liverpool they aren’t seen as that good.
If Liverpool want to win major football competitions: EPL and Champion’s League they need these quality players. The Reds present midfield is their biggest problem because most of the midfield except Fabinho are useless either: too old, often injured or underperforming. Elliot & new signing Fábio Carvalho have a lot of potential for the future, but right now they need some more quality in the midfield. Another good signing would in midfield would be Matheus Nunes of Sporting Lisbon.
Liverpool should realize that City have signed two amazing players Haaland and Julian Alvarez and the Reds need to be ready for City because they are now even better and Liverpool’s present team is not good enough. The best they could hope for is 2nd in the EPL at the end of the season with their present team. They really need three or four quality midfielders not one’s like Milner, Chamberlain and Keita.