John Aldridge delivers verdict on Liverpool's chances of signing Antoine Griezmann

ANDORRA LA VELLA, ANDORRA. June 1.  Antoine Griezmann #7 of France during the Andorra V France 2020 European Championship Qualifying, Group H match at the Estadi Nacional d'Andorra on June...

The Frenchman would be too expensive for Liverpool, according to John Aldridge.

John Aldridge of Liverpool FC Legends takes to the field before the match between Liverpool FC Legends and the Australian Legends at ANZ Stadium on January 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

John Aldridge seemed to pour cold water on talk of Antoine Griezmann joining Liverpool from Atletico Madrid this summer, when speaking exclusively to the Irish Independent, suggesting that the France international would be a very expensive option for Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds enjoyed a wonderfully successful campaign last season, winning the Champions League and missing out on the Premier League title by just one point to Manchester City.

 

If Liverpool are to go one step further next season and end their 29-year wait for a top flight title, Klopp must surely bring in at least one world-class signing this summer.

Griezmann would undoubtedly be the kind of signing to take the Merseyside club to another level, but Aldridge told the Irish Independent that the forward's transfer fee and wage demands would be too extravagant for his former club:

Antoine Griezmann (R) of Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their fourth goal behind goalkeeper Antonio Adan (L) of Real Betis Balompie during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de...

“Antoine Griezmann has been mentioned as a possible target, but he would be a very expensive option as his transfer fee and wages would be extravagant for a player who would expect to start every week.”

According to Spanish media outlet Marca, Griezmann is available for €120 million (£107 million) this summer, and that would be an expensive purchase for Liverpool.

The 27-year-old is one of the world's best forwards, however. His record at Atleti really is rather impressive, with 133 goals and 50 assists in 257 appearances in all competitions, and if Liverpool can afford the reported fee of £107 million, he might just prove to be worth every penny for Klopp's side.

Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid controls the ball under pressure of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa of Olympique Marseille during the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de...

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