‘This Boy Is Not Good Enough’ ‘Gakpo 2.0’ Fans Not Happy As Liverpool Join PL Rivals In £51M Transfer Battle

Liverpool have made PSV Eindhoven winger Johan Bakayoko a “top” transfer target ahead of the summer, according to Sky Germany journalist Patrik Berger.

The Reds have joined the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG and Borussia Dortmund in pursuing the Belgian international.

Fans on X are rather sceptical about signing Bakayoko, with many fearing that they could end up with another Cody Gakpo:

Bakayoko has a pretty steep asking price

It is believed that PSV have slapped a €50m (£43m) to €60m (£51m) valuation on the 20-year-old, which is an eye-watering figure for a player who has yet to prove himself at the top level.

However, due to Bakayoko’s current situation and the competition for his signature, it appears Liverpool would have to pay a premium to secure his services.

Liverpool may want him to replace Salah

Considering the cost of recruiting the Belgian, many supporters will be right to ask why the Merseyside club are pursuing him. There is one key reason the Reds are so keen on him: he’s a left-footed winger.

There are very few players currently plying their trade in top European leagues who could replicate what Mo Salah offers Liverpool, but Bakayoko is one of them. A replacement will have to be signed for the Egyptian in the near future; especially if he doesn’t sign a new contract.

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.