Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly ready to take something of a gamble by shelving transfer plans involving Christian Pulisic for the time being.
The Borussia Dortmund winger is admired by the Reds, but at £62million he looks too expensive as he would likely not instantly make it into Klopp’s starting XI, according to the Times.
Pulisic has shone in the Bundesliga and looks a real prospect for the future, though he is not currently producing consistently enough to justify such an extortionate transfer fee.
His contract, however, is running down and the Times suggest that could mean he moves for a reduced fee next summer, which could be good news if Liverpool remain interested but reluctant to pay big.
This could be a risky strategy from LFC, however, with other big clubs such as Chelsea and Real Madrid recently mentioned by Don Balon as also being interested in the USA international.
Liverpool may feel this is a gamble worth taking as they don’t urgently need another attacking midfield player now, having tied Mohamed Salah down to a new contract whilst also signing Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.
If Pulisic does end up being the world beater he has the potential to be, however, the Merseyside giants may look back on this summer when they perhaps could have landed him relatively unchallenged and for a fee that could later look quite reasonable.