Journalist claims Liverpool will take a £90m hit in the summer transfer window
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Liverpool will take a £90million hit in the summer transfer window with Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain expected to leave, according to a fresh report.
The Reds will enter the summer window hoping for a massive transfer overhaul.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have endured a dismal season, affected by the loss of form to key players and a string of injuries.
Liverpool’s midfield three of Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho in particular have performed well below the standard they had set a season prior.
In turn, Klopp’s side have been linked with several players tipped to rejuvenate the midfield, including Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham, Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.
Of course, while Liverpool are likely to spend an enormous amount on transfers, with Bellingham alone reportedly fetching a transfer fee of £130million, there will also be several outgoings too.
Liverpool to take £90million hit
The two players in question, who were bought for approximately £90million combined, will allegedly leave for nothing at the end of the season.
Kieta, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Friday, remains Liverpool’s fourth most expensive signing (£52.75million), and the fifth-most expensive central midfielder in Premier League history.
Jones claimed: “Initial talks [with Keita] were held last year, but all has gone quiet since. The expectation now, from multiple sources, is that he will depart at the end of the season.”
Meanwhile, Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the Anfield club for an initial £35million fee in 2017.
Yet Klopp cannot rely on either to start games regularly, while Liverpool’s inability to sell them has denied the club funds and space in the squad.
Keita has been linked with a return to the Bundesliga in the summer. Meanwhile, Oxlade-Chamberlain has been tipped to sign for a Premier League rival, with Brighton reportedly one of the teams interested.