With Liverpool having missed out on signing Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Sylvain Marveaux and Connor Wickham, we may just find ourselves missing out on another summer transfer target, Gael Clichy.
It is being reported that Clichy is now wanted by Manchester City and they are willing to pay £7million for him. Liverpool desperately need to sign an experienced left-back this summer and Clichy was one of the players we have been strongly linked with together with Newcastle’s Jose Enrique.
In my opinion, I do not think missing out on Clichy is such a bad thing if we are able to get a better left-back such as Enrique or Lyon’s Aly Cissokho. What will be disappointing however is if Liverpool are not able to add a new left-back to the squad this summer and we missed out on Clichy because we did not want to pay £7million for him.
John Henry has made it clear that he is not just going to buy players for the short term and rather buy players who will be at Liverpool for many years to come. Clichy is 25 years old, that does not make him too young or too old, so age can not possibly be the reason why Liverpool are not pursuing Clichy aggressively enough. I feel the £7million fee it not within our valuation of the player.
Will you be hard done by if we do not sign Clichy?