Gabby Agbonlahor has questioned Liverpool’s deal to bring Cody Gakpo to Anfield and has branded the fee as strange.
On Wednesday night, Liverpool confirmed that they have agreed a deal to sign the 23-year-old Dutchman from PSV Eindhoven. Gakpo has signed a deal until 2028 and will officially become a Liverpool player when the January transfer window opens.
It has been reported that the Reds will pay an initial £37 million to PSV, with the potential of rising above £40 million due to performance related add ons.
Former Aston Villa and England striker Agbonlahor has questioned why the fee to take Gakpo to Liverpool was so low.
He said on talkSPORT: “Why is it so low though, the fee?
“It’s strange now to say that £37 million is low. Are we missing something? You would think it would be more.
“I like watching him. I was watching him and I was like ‘he’s a big guy as well’. He’s strong at running with the ball. Aggressive. He can score a goal as well.”
Agbonlahor added: “When you look at Liverpool, they had to buy someone in January. I think the Liverpool ownership and management would have looked at the squad and thought. Nunez is a decent player, he needs a season to get into it and is a bit rusty in front of goal, but he will come good.
“Salah is Mr Reliable. But to have Jota and Diaz out injured, they might come back, but they might also get injured again, so who is your next one? Firmino has had injury problems.”
Speaking ahead of his side’s match against Leicester on Friday, Jurgen Klopp spoke about Gakpo’s preferred position.
He said: “The position he probably prefers to play is left wing in a 4-3-3 but Cody can play different positions - he can play all four positions up front - wing and striker. He is still very young, he was in a really good run of form for Holland and for PSV.”
Gakpo will likely make his Liverpool debut next week when the Reds take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup.
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