Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has reacted positively to the news that the Reds’ offer for Southampton‘s Nathaniel Clyne has been accepted.
Reports on Thursday confirmed that Liverpool’s improved £12.5 million bid for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne has been accepted.
The deal will see Clyne become Liverpool’s sixth signing of an already busy summer, with the deal worth £10.5 million up front and a further £2 million in add-ons.
Clyne is reportedly set to sign a five-year deal with the club.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher took to social media to share his views on the Reds’ busy summer and Brendan Rodgers’ latest addition, joking about his role in securing the Clyne deal:
Saw Nathaniel Clyne at St Mary's last season after a game & told him to sign for Lfc, he took the advice! I'm on the transfer committee now.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 25, 2015
Carragher continued on Kicca: “I think it’s another good signing for the club to go along with the other business already done.
“The early deals were a couple of squad players and also James Milner, who are all an improvement on what’s currently in the squad.
“The last week has seen the signings of Clyne and [Roberto] Firmino, which will improve the team more than the squad—and that’s what costs the big money.
“Credit to the club for getting these deals done early as every club wants to do that but few do.”
The 37-year-old rounded off with what we are all thinking: “Another striker still needed though!”
Whether Carragher’s endorsement of all things Merseyside played a part in Clyne’s decision, with the 24-year-old said to be set on a move as he enters the final year of his Southampton contract, these relationships do help.
Following Firmino’s arrival in a £29 million deal on Wednesday, it was revealed that a chat with compatriot Philippe Coutinho helped convince him to join.
However, whether Carragher’s claims to a role on the transfer committee should be honoured are another matter entirely:
Come on hipsters what's Firmino like?!!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 23, 2015
He’d certainly need to broaden his knowledge of the European market first!