‘No Chance’ ‘Exactly, What Are They Smoking?’ Fans Discuss Rumours About Arsenal’s Pursuit Of Liverpool Player

Arsenal are lining up a summer bid for Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones, according to reports.

AFCamden on X, who claims to have inside sources at the Gunners, says that manager Mikel Arteta is a big fan of the 22-year-old and an approach could be made ahead of next season:

Understandably, these reports have been met with incredulity among Liverpool fans on X, who think it is very unlikely that Jurgen Klopp would sanction the sale of an academy player to a direct rival:

Liverpool’s homegrown quota

Even if Klopp doesn’t see Jones as a regular starter going forward, there is still an important reason why the Reds wouldn’t approve his sale.

After losing the likes of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain last summer, the club are now struggling to fill the quota for homegrown players. 8 out of the 25-man Premier League squad must be players trained by English clubs. It means that even if Jones were made available for transfer, Liverpool would demand a sizeable fee to ensure that they could find a suitable replacement.

Watch a preview of Liverpool’s plans for the January transfer window on Shots!TV here

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.