Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested to the club’s official website that the Reds will not spend a lot of money in the summer transfer window, and that will be encouraging to Tottenham Hotspur in their reported pursuit of Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon and Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison.
According to Bleacher Report, Liverpool are interested in signing Sessegnon, who can also operate as a winger, while The Guardian has claimed of interest in the 19-year-old from Tottenham Hotspur and has reported that Fulham want as much as £45 million as transfer fee for him.
The London Evening Standard has credited Tottenham and Liverpool with interested in attacking midfielder Maddison, with the report claiming that Leicester City will want to make “an enormous profit” on the £22.5 million they paid to Norwich City to sign the 22-year-old in the summer of 2018.
Liverpool manager Klopp suggested after Thursday night’s pre-season friendly match against Tranmere Rovers that he does not plan to make too many big signings in the summer transfer window, and his comments will encourage Tottenham as they indicate that they may not spend big on Sessegnon or Maddison, leaving the path clear for Spurs.
Klopp told Liverpool’s official website: “The transfer market is open until August 8. The whole of Europe had the idea to close the transfer window early and the only country that did it was then England, so we close it now three weeks before all the others. We will see what we do but I don’t think it will be the biggest transfer window of all time.”
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