Chelsea have slapped a €50m (£44m) price tag on Liverpool target Conor Gallagher, according to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg.
The 23-year-old is one of a number of midfielders that the Reds are looking at ahead of the summer transfer window but, if he can’t be signed for a lower fee, fans on Twitter would prefer the Merseysiders look elsewhere:
— Samora Whyte (@WhyteSamora) April 24, 2023
Hard pass. I’d sooner buy 3 Brazilian or Argentinian prospects and hope one of them hits.
— TheMetsican (@metsican) April 24, 2023
— Mojack (@MojackThePoet) April 25, 2023
— Asgardian (@aaaaaaaayos) April 24, 2023
Good hope he stays at chelsea
— G.I.N.A DOUG 🍫👹🍫 (@donlexis1992) April 24, 2023
Not for me. A decent player but not in comparison to our other targets
— Sam Williams (@SamWilliams__96) April 24, 2023
We should be running away from this deal at this price let alone doing it for any lower price.
— Hassan M Hassan (@hmhlfc) April 24, 2023
i’ve seen better valued meal deals in waitrose
— Callum Tanton (@CallumTanton0) April 24, 2023
£50m. Sure that’s a misprint and should say £5m.
— Judge Death (@BenSmit57161751) April 24, 2023
Everton reportedly had a £40m (plus £5m in add-ons) bid rejected for Gallagher in January so Plettenberg is probably being a bit conservative with his valuation.
With that being the case, you can’t see Liverpool making a move for the England international. Manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to be a fan of his work rate and energy, but there are better players on the market for a similar or lower price.
The Reds do have to keep their homegrown quota in mind but overpaying for someone like Gallagher wouldn’t be the wisest move.