Mohamed Salah among six in line for Liverpool contract negotiations as interest in Nat Phillips intensifies
Welcome to our Liverpool.com media watch. Maybe not the first, we’ve certainly done transfer roundups before, and European roundups, so I guess in some ways it’s not that new at all. Either way, we thought we were stepping into the world of football in a wide and roundabout way for you and having fun with some of the stories and legends from the daily rounds.
Brentford reach Premier League
Thomas Frank, the manager of Brentford, is a fascinating character. In his own words, he was inspired by JÃ¼rgen Klopp, Diego Simeone and Pep Guardiola, with the aim of bringing elements of each to his side.
There will be a lot of talk in the coming months about Brentford’s recruiting policy – there’s a good chance, for example, that it will be compared to that of Liverpool, which is also rich in data albeit on a very different budget – with 33 goals Ivan Toney, bought for Â£ 5million, replacing Ollie Watkins, who signed for Aston Villa for Â£ 28million last summer, a shining example.
But Frank plays such an important role as all of this with his smart management helping the bees to overtake and reach the top.
With Toney At the top, along with many other talents scattered across the pitch, the London side will have a good chance of staying in the Premier League next season after beating Swansea City in the play-off final yesterday.
Patson Daka ‘blow’
According to Zambian football, Liverpool could miss Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka because West Ham are the favorites to sign the player.
Daka has been linked with a move to Anfield and it is believed he could cost around Â£ 25million – a small fee, really, for someone who scored 34 times in 42 games last season, providing 12 assists during this period as well.
A central number nine like Daka could interest Liverpool, but it seems more likely that they will target a player capable of playing in all three attacking roles, as they did successfully last summer with the addition of Diogo Jota.
New contracts galore
It was always going to be a big summer for Liverpool in terms of contracts, with several big stars approaching two years – the time when big decisions have to be made.
Mohamed Salah has made the most noise this season about a new deal with his interviews regarding a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona, ââbut Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Sadio ManÃ©, Roberto Firmino and others are also in. the same boat.
Like Liverpool’s ECHO report, Salah, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are online for further contract talks when they return to preseason training in July, and some of the others. on this list will not. be far behind.
It’s a clichÃ©, but some of these related extensions could be as important as any inbound transfer deal.
Clubs line up for Nat Phillips
At least two Premier League sides are reportedly interested in signing Nat Phillips this summer after his excellent performances for Liverpool this season, which helped the Reds to finish third.
Burnley is one of them, according to Lancs Live, as they say Newcastle United are also well-known for the player Klopp described as a ‘brilliant’ part of the previous season a few weeks ago.
Interest was always going to show itself in center-back Phillips, whose action increased dramatically in the final weeks of the season.
And with Virgil van Dijk and his teammates returning from injury, as well as the addition of RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima KonatÃ©, it makes a lot of sense to capitalize on a player who will instantly fall to fifth pick at best by 2021 / 22.
If speculation that Ben Davies could stay turns out to be correct, January’s signing could sit in fifth place, with Liverpool conceding Phillips when his value is highest.
Man United’s Erling Haaland strategy
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are not interested in signing Harry Kane this summer as they would rather sign Jadon Sancho and then move to Haaland in a year.
It is claimed that a right winger is seen as more of a priority due to Edinson Cavani signing a new contract to keep him at the club next season, although the cynics may suggest they may have been interested in Kane – only to find out. he’s more interested in a move to Pep Guardiola and Man City.
Haaland is believed to have a clause in his contract that means he could leave for around Â£ 66million in 2022. But if he does, then United will be far from the only ones interested in signing him.
Liverpool, you imagine, would cut the numbers and decide whether or not to get involved, but their salary, signing fees and agent fees could well prove prohibitive.
It’s almost like getting another big fee moving to Dortmund with a weak release clause was Mino Raiola’s plan …