Football

Liverpool overpaid for four summer signings - report

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

A new report has claimed that Liverpool overpaid for no less than four of their summer signings.

The Reds spent over £100 million on nine new players, but according to research undertaken by the Football Observatory they forked out too much money for Alberto Moreno, Divock Origi, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana.

The quartet set Liverpool back a combined fee of around £58 million, however the report suggests that they paid over the odds for all four. Lallana is yet to make his debut for the club while Origi has returned on loan to Lille where he will stay for the season.

Related Articles

- Liverpool's nine summer signings: assessed
-
 Liverpool target could make January transfer switch

Both Moreno and Lovren have made their debuts for Liverpool - although neither has entirely convinced as yet.

There was some good news, the same report says that Liverpool pulled off the best value deal of the summer by landing Mario Balotelli for just £16 million. Interestingly it is suggested that Barcelona got something of a steal when they lured Luis Suarez from Anfield - The Catalan club undepaid by around €12 million for the Uruguayan.

Borini

One way they could have balanced their summer spending was by selling Fabio Borini - but he turned down moves to Sunderland and QPR. Now he's taken to Twitter to defend his actions, insisting that he made the right decision to stay put.

It was suggested that the Black Cats had agreed a £14 million fee for the Italian only for the move to fall through, while he demanded £90,000-per-week to head to Loftus Road which put an end to that one.

Finally, although the transfer window is shut Liverpool have just landed another new signing - 17-year-old Villarreal midfielder has joined the club's academy.

He tweeted: "Finally the madness is finished! I protected the MAN and the player that I am today...taking all the responsibility of the situation and for people who didn't want it...and I m VERY happy with myself to have taken such an important decision!"

Youngster

Finally, although the transfer window is shut Liverpool have just landed another new signing - 17-year-old Villarreal Madger midfielder has joined the club's academy.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Liverpool
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again