The summer transfer drama is now getting to be as good as a soap opera! Manchester United had thought that they had sealed a deal to sign Phil Jones from Blackburn for £16million after the player had undergone a medical and agreed terms with the Old Trafford club but only to find out that Blackburn had not accepted United’s £16million offer and were holding out for more.
Now step in Liverpool; Liverpool have been hot on the heels of Jones and thought to have missed out on signing him after he opted to go join United but now it seems the ball is in the court of the team with more money and if there is still a glimmer of hope for Liverpool to sign Jones then I am sure they will do all they can.
This would be a perfect way for Liverpool to flex their financial muscle which they have already shown this summer by signing Jordan Henderson who was also a Manchester United target. It is thought that Liverpool made a bid yesterday (Saturday) worth £22million for Jones which would be more in line with what Blackburn want for the player. United will have to up their original £16million to match or better Liverpool’s if they are to get their man.
Blackburn will clearly be listening to the club that offers more money. My concern now though is, if Blackburn accept Liverpool’s offer ahead of United’s will Jones agree to join Liverpool as he clearly wants to join United?