With Paul Pogba well known as a £100million link to move from Juventus to Manchester United, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has come out and criticized the value.
The Reds paid £34m for Southampton winger Sadio Mane, a fee that was close enough to their own club record transfer but nowhere near what Manchester United is capable of spending.
The cost of players has risen due to the massive increase in TV income in the English Premier League. However one wonders if this is having a knock on effect in Europe, because of the £80m spent by Juventus on Gonzalo Higuaín from Napoli.
Klopp is against taking a risk on one player.
“The best player of the last season is good to know but it is more interesting trying to find out who will be the best one next year,” said Klopp.
“If you knew it now, that would be a really cool transfer. It would be much cheaper too. That is what we work for. It is about finding the players who can make the next step with us.
“If you bring one player in for £100million or whatever, and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney.
“The day that this is football, I’m not in a job any more, because the game is about playing together. If I spend money, it is because I am trying to build a team, a real team.”