Date: 13th October 2013 at 12:11pm
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The Daily Star is reporting today that Derby County midfielder Will Hughes wants to join Liverpool in the January transfer if Derby decide to sell him.

It is expected that Derby will sell the 18-year old as current manager Steve McClaren said that Hughes was “too good” to remain at Derby.

The report goes on to say that Derby will try kickoff an auction for the sale of Hughes where there are several clubs besides Liverpool such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton who are interested in capturing his signature. £15million is the fee being suggested for Hughes which is a lot of money to spend on a young player who has never played in the Premier League. Derby are in a financial crisis and need as much cash as they can and selling off their prized asset in Hughes would be a quick solution for them.

It is interesting to note that Hughes would prefer to join Liverpool ahead of Manchester United, we have to take advantage of such and capture this young player who is being dubbed the future of English football. However, the £15million fee may prove to be too much for the Reds as I do not believe that is a fair reflection of the player.

Young English players are being sold for a premium and Liverpool have had their fingers burnt in the past by overspending on English talent. Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing come to mind. It could be another costly blunder if the Reds spend £15million on Hughes.

The Daily Star is however adamant that Liverpool will sign Hughes in January but the player will remain at Derby for the rest of the season. Which may not be a bad move for both parties as I am sure Hughes will not be ready to walk straight into the first team in January and he could do with a few more games for Derby whereby he gets regular games.


16 responses to “£15million midfielder wants to join Liverpool”

  1. Seriously he is overprice and overrated. With 15 million pounds Liverpool could have an experienced player right away.Anyways I am all for giving our academy young lads a chance in the first team.

  2. alonso martins says:

    hughe will be a great signing for us regardless of the amount involve,,, the boy is very good with the ball,,he is strong,,i mean, he has all it takes to be a great mildfilder like gerrard. i will be glad to see him with xabi alonso in january transfer window.

  3. Stuart Irvine says:

    Jonjo Shelvey was once “the future of English football”!!! Too much money for unproven talent!!

  4. No need,we have suso & many of the young talent coming from the youth rank

  5. mr computer says:

    no we don’t need an unproven midfieder @ 15m more so we have SUSO dat is better dan dis guy & pls also give our young one chance 2 proff their self

  6. Danno says:

    Cant be worse than back pass Allen ;-(

  7. Marko says:

    Trust me ,will hughes is worth the risk this boy has talent

  8. stepdavid@lfc says:

    he looks really promising but de price is too much

  9. Brozzo says:

    Suso for next year!!!

  10. John says:

    To much for the boy

  11. PatrickThe Red says:

    If Liverpool got him for £15m he’d be worth double that in a few seasons. For an 18 year old he has incredible technique and strength, what I like about him too is he’s 6″1 and likes to tackle and with most attacking players you normally don’t get an all round player. Shelvey could never move and beat players like Will Hughes can, chalk and cheese.

  12. Ofem Johnson says:

    15million is f**king too big a money for small Hughes, lfc chould not pull tested play makers like Christian Erickson for same amount what a f**k for English lads.
    Suso will develop than him( Hughes) if given good play time.

    • Tommy says:

      Get the guy. What can go wrong? we will lose money but not time. Not as much money we have lost on Carroll et al. If he is good, happy days. if not we’ll sell him to a lesser team for at least half the money we’ve paid. We need to gamble on this fellow,
      most important is the lad is a fan of ours. Give him a chance to prove himself. We’ll see, let’s hope he makes it to the first team if he is signed. all the best to LFC

  13. Tommy says:

    and we have the money for him. our financial situation at the moment is better than it was when KK got the 100Mil to give away. No regrets for this money lost, the KING is back and remains the KING, YNWA.