- Mar 9, 2018
Would love to put forward Saul as the other midfielder but we are easily talking around £150m ish for him & Grealish. So if we only get £100m for Pogba then need to raise another £50m from somewhere.Agree with your main point but not on the specifics.
Van Gaal identified Firmino before Liverpool signed him.
As for the other two: Mane was rated at Southampton and was clearly on the up and ready for the next level. In Salah's final season with Roma they finished 2nd with a record points tally. Joel Matip was always a decent player. Van Dijk and Allisson were others who was ready to make the step up.
Liverpool make intelligent buys for sensible prices. When Pogba leaves this summer his 100m needs to be invested in Jack Grealish - a player ready for the next step and another midfielder.