Former Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson says he is unsurprised by reports that Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka would be open to making the switch to Anfield.
Johnson, who spent six years with the Reds, says playing for such a big club would appeal to any player, although he feels that the Gunners would fight tooth and nail to keep one of their top stars:
“I do think it’ll be an expensive transfer to pull off because Arsenal wouldn’t want to sell one of their best players to a rival. As he’s a fantastic player, a young player and English then it would have to be a big deal. In terms of Liverpool and the player being interested in a move then I believe that for sure but I just think it would be quite a complex deal to pull off.”
“I do think it would be a good move for Saka because any chance you get to sign for one of the best teams around, as a young player, it’s going to be appealing. I think the way that Liverpool play will suit him down to the ground.”
At the moment, the interest in Saka has been reported by one pretty unreliable source so Liverpool supporters are wise to be cautious about the speculation surrounding the 20-year-old.
It is believed that Saka is angling for another new contract after establishing himself as a key first-team player at the Emirates over the past year. It could, therefore, be agents trying to use Liverpool’s name to get a better deal for their client. Whatever the case, Johnson is right to say that any transfer will be very complicated so don’t hold your breath on this one.