Jurgen Klopp is relishing the news of a possible takeover of Liverpool FC, as the new financial boost will help him make crucial reinforcements to his squad. Liverpool has been linked with a change of ownership from John W. Henry to UAE’s president, Sheikh Khalifa for £700m. Klopp wants to take advantage of the financial boost to sign Robert Lewandowski, Granit Xhaka, and Mario Gotze.
As you would expect, signing these players will be easier said than done. First, Bayern Munich is still not interested in selling Lewandowski, who is currently estimated to be worth more than £70m. Additionally, Liverpool may also have to win the Europa League to book a place for next season’s UEFA champion’s league if they are to convince the striker to leave the Allianz Arena.
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka is also on Klopp’s radar, but Arsenal also targets the player. Perhaps the only thing that can give Liverpool the advantage of signing the midfielder is the availability of funds, which will enable it to outbid Arsenal’s £20m bid. Gladbach is looking for approximately £30 for the playmaker, who is 23 years old.
Clearly, even if Liverpool eventually get the resources needed to bring these players to Anfield, it has to play smart during the negotiations.