Report: Amorim requests €60M and €80M signings amid talk of Liverpool verbal agreement Transfers

Report: Amorim requests €60M and €80M signings amid talk of Liverpool verbal agreement

Report: Amorim requests €60M and €80M signings amid talk of Liverpool verbal agreement

Reports from Portugal suggest that Sporting’s Ruben Amorim, who remains a prominent candidate for the Liverpool managerial role, might bring several players with him to Anfield if he secures the position.

This strategy is reminiscent of Jose Mourinho's approach when he moved from Porto to Chelsea, bringing key players such as Paulo Ferreira and Ricardo Carvalho to assist in implementing his system.

Liverpool already boasts a talented and robust squad, but there are specific areas where the needs of the club align with Amorim's tactical preferences.

According to Jornal de Noticias' report from Wednesday, as many as four players, including Marcus Edwards, Ousmane Diomande, Gonçalo Inácio, and Morten Hjulmand, might join Liverpool to complement Amorim's tactical setup.

goncalo inacio ousmane diomande

With Joel Matip expected to leave Liverpool this summer, the addition of a new centre-back has been under consideration.

Amorim's preference for a formation with three central defenders means acquiring at least one more is logical.

Both Inácio and Diomande, being modern, agile, and ball-playing defenders who are familiar with Amorim's system, would be ideal candidates.

Additionally, their youth makes them ripe for development into premier defenders for Liverpool.

Notably, Diomande is also attracting interest from clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea.

Marcus Edwards, although his stats this season with just six goals and eight assists might not typically meet Liverpool’s high standards, could find a niche in Amorim’s system.

marcus edwards

Amorim's use of two narrow attackers behind a central striker could see Edwards become a valuable asset off the bench, particularly given his quick feet and pace. In a more dominant team with higher-quality teammates, there’s potential for significant improvement in his performance.

I cannot see John Henry spending €140M on centre-backs...

...when Liverpool already have Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate.

JN claim that Sporting would demand a total of €140 million (£120M).

€60 million (£51M) for Inacio and €80 million (£68M) for Diomande.

If I'm to play devil's advocate I would argue that the former is 32 already and the latter is injury prone.

All the same, it would be incredibly unlikely to see Liverpool spend so much on one position when the only need for a new centre-back is to replace Joel Matip.

The Cameroonian has likely played his last game for the club after rupturing his ACL in December, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

That said, I would love to see either Diomande or Inacio at Anfield as both look set to become top, top defenders in their own unique way.

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