Every transfer window, Liverpool are linked with some of the brightest names in the football world. And why shouldn’t they. Liverpool are one of the biggest names in club football, worldwide.
It’s only February and already certain newspapers are linking Liverpool with players that, for one reason or another won’t come to Anfield.
Whether it’s an agent trying to higher his clients price or an agent trying to get the best wage and add on deal for his client, Liverpool are always thrown in to the mix as possible interested parties.
Over the last few weeks, Liverpool have been linked with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, a player Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp knows very well from his time at Borussia Dortmund.
Lewandowski, is a world class player, a player Liverpool should be courting, but like so many before I simply can’t see a transfer between Liverpool and Bayern Munich happening.
At the time of the transfer it was reported that Munich had agreed a deal with Leverkusen, that they would have first refusal on the German player. An agreement broken by Leverkusen.
Then there was the alleged transfer of Spanish international, Javi Martinez. It seems that both sides had agreed a deal for Liverpool to sign Martinez in Brendan Rodgers second season in charge.
The price tag was set and agreed, personal details were agreed with the player, only for Munich to contact other clubs around Europe, whoring Martinez out to the highest bidder, something that upset Liverpool and they eventually pulled out of the deal.
So it seems transfers between both clubs aren’t easy and there’s a lot of bad blood between both clubs. Then there’s always the history between Klopp and Munich.
Another player who has been heavily linked with a move to Merseyside is Borussia Dortmunds Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
While for many having Aubameyang in the Liverpool attack alongside Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané is the stuff of dreams, this is another unrealistic transfer.
The simple reason for this is Aubameyang’s come and get me plea to Real Madrid before Dortmund played Madrid in this seasons Champions League.
That he’s so public about his wish to play for Real Madrid is just normal. Everyone has the dream to play for one of the best clubs in the world, and Real are one of them.”
Aubameyang’s mother has even gotten in on the act. She said in an interview with Onda Cedro;
“It’s true that he promised my father that he would play for Real Madrid one day. My father and mother loved football and were supporters of Real Madrid.”
Then there’s the price tag. Aubameyang would command a fee close to £100 million.
Madrid are realistically the only club team in the world that can afford such a price tag, others like PSG, Juventus and Manchester City would not only be able to match the fee but also match wages on offer from Madrid.
The only thing in Liverpool’s favour in either transfer with the willingness of both players to want to work with Klopp again.
Whether this will drive down the price, it’s unlikely but where there’s a will there’s a way!
Written by @TheMoanyOne