It has been reported that Liverpool have agreed to meet Derby County’s £12million fee for young midfielder Will Hughes. It has been well documented that Liverpool need some central midfielder reinforcements but surely Will Hughes is being signed for the future and not expected to come in and do a job straight away?
Will Hughes is only 18-years old has has no Premier League experience. Yet again, Liverpool could be paying a bit too much for a young British player. It is highly likely that Hughes could be loaned back to Derby for the rest of the season if this deal goes through in January.
It is being suggested that Will Hughes would be coming in as the long term replacement for Steven Gerrard. Over the weekend, former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby said that it is time for the Reds to start looking for a replacement for Gerrard and he suggested Lars Bender as a possible candidate. I do not know about you, but Bender would seem to be a better immediate solution for Liverpool than gambling on Hughes.
The news of this deal has been met with mixed reactions from the Liverpool fans and this is what they had to say:
@ourkop @Rising_kopite Madness unless our budget is about 40million
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) November 18, 2013
— Andy Baxter (@Blessedrelief1) November 18, 2013
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) November 18, 2013
— Floyd Nundy (@TheFNundy) November 18, 2013
@ourkop amazing deal ; )
— Maks (@scouser13maks) November 18, 2013
Yes I'm late to the party but 12m on Will Hughes is a joke. Hope it is heavily loaded with addons.
— Funode (@Funode92) November 18, 2013
If we are willing to loan out Will Hughes after signing him for around 10m, you have to wonder, how much money do we have?
— Šai (@TheEngancheRole) November 18, 2013