Tsimikas wages revealed & fees set on for-sale Reds – Liverpool FC Roundup

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Liverpool’s transfer planning continues for the new season and there’s off-pitch news regarding the Reds on Monday, too.

 

Reguilon was left-back alternative

Liverpool look on the verge of signing Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos, to finally bring some long-overdue cover at left-back.

That follows on from a rejected bid for Jamal Lewis of Norwich City – and now we know the other name on the four-man shortlist.

Sergio Reguilon was the other candidate, reports Goal.com’s Neil Jones, with the Spanish defender thriving on loan this term at Sevilla.

Ultimately, though, the Reds have opted for the Greek left-back—and the underlying stats here show why he looks to be a brilliant choice.

The Guardian, meanwhile, report Tsmikas will be on £50,000 a week, while the Mirror‘s Dave Maddock suggests it’s slightly lower at £40kpw. Most seem in agreement it will be a five-year deal.

 

Prices set for out-of-favour Reds

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, USA - Friday, July 19, 2019: Liverpool's Harry Wilson walks out with mascots before a friendly match between Liverpool FC and Borussia Dortmund at the Notre Dame Stadium on day four of the club's pre-season tour of America. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

How much we spend will be very much influenced by how much we bring in this year, and Liverpool have set their targets now.

If those prices are not met, the chances are that players will be sticking around at Melwood to play a squad role in 2020/21.

The Athletic‘s James Pearce writes that the Reds want to recoup £6 million for Loris Karius, while both Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson are rated at £20m—with Newcastle, Southampton and Leeds interested in the latter.

Xherdan Shaqiri doesn’t have a set price according to the report, but his future “depends on what offers are forthcoming”.

Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren have all departed since the end of the season.

 

Transfers and stats talk

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Liverpool’s Neco Williams bites his winners' medal as the Reds are crowned Champions after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

All the best of the rest of today’s news regarding the Reds.

 

Quickfire LFC news

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, June 21, 2019: Liverpool’s Sadio Mané walks off the pitch at half-time during the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC, the 236th Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Ex-Portsmouth and Norwich midfielder Gary O’Neil is the Reds’ new U23 assistant manager (TIA)
  • Liverpool, Man City and Bayern continue to hold interest in Sevilla’s centre-back Diego Carlos (AS)
  • The Reds could make a change to the new Nike kit with one sponsor deal expiring (TIA)
  • And Sheffield United defender George Baldock explains why Sadio Mane is a nightmare to face on the pitch (Echo)

 

Around the Prem

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, December 26, 2019: Leicester City's Ben Chilwell complains to the assistant referee during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City FC and Liverpool FC at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Hojbjerg has had his medical at Spurs as it’s revealed Arsenal‘s scouts recommended they sign him…before he was one of the 55 made redundant (BBC)
  • Leicester wanted Tsimikas as Chilwell’s replacement, so may not sell him now to Chelsea – sorry Lamps (Mercury)
  • Palace want to sell Benteke for £8 million and we’ll just repeat that, Palace want to sell Benteke, who averages two league goals per season since leaving the Reds, for EIGHT million pounds (Mail)
  • And Arsenal stopper Emi Martinez says he’s proven himself now and wants to be the No. 1 or else he’s off. Brutal assessment of his team-mate Bernd Leno there (ES)

 

Stupid rumour of the day

The Manchester Evening News reckon City are hoping United announce they are not interested in Kalidou Koulibaly, to avoid getting involved in a bidding war.

Who would be more stupid here? The MEN, for believing and writing that rumour? Or United, for actually doing it? Or City, for thinking their rivals would do it?

 

Tweet of the day

Just in case you’re missing our brilliant Bobby…

 

Worth watching tonight

Europa League tonight – Inter v Bayer Leverkusen is obviously the pick of the ties! 8pm on BT Sport.

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