According to a recent report from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool are apparently leading the chase for sought-after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly – but club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is refusing to budge on his €100 million (£87 million) price tag.
Should Liverpool spend £87 million on Koulibaly?
Would be far too much money
Yes, no matter the cost
Koulibaly, who has been likened to Alessandro Nesta and Paolo Maldini in the past, is reportedly being targeted by manager Jurgen Klopp as he scours the market for a Virgil van Dijk partner.
However, given the fact he is 28-years-old and valued at an eye-watering £87 million, many Reds supporters aren’t exactly keen on a swoop for the defender – claiming he would just become ‘another Lovren‘.
Another supporter even claimed that Joe Gomez is a superior defender anyway – find all of their best comments down below.
He will be another Lovren in a year or two, and to spend that kinda money……..hmmm. With the financial situation due to Covid, I believe that amount would be utilized in buying younger and long term players.
— Arhub 🇨🇦 🍁YNWA⛹️🏆✈️🌙 (@Arhub6) May 4, 2020
Gomez is better than Koulibaly. We just need a back up. Not a first team defender.
— Nigel Johnson (@Nigel_Johnson1) May 4, 2020
Nonsense. Move along.
— mighty wah* (@MarkHeytch) May 4, 2020
Great player but joe gomez has proved he has the ability and hes still very young. Why stifle his development by bringin in someone that would obviously be expecting to start every game
— David Sellers (@DavidSellers88) May 4, 2020
Not worth because of the age. Peple must understand that Klopp has an outstanding respect towards his players and the relationship between them. What will he tell Gomez? Sit in the bench until we play this guy? It does not work with him, does not make sense.
— Kol Mece* (@goodboykoli) May 4, 2020
Would be a complete waste of money, we simply don’t need him.
— Tom Hayes (@_tommyhayes) May 4, 2020
No way! Too slow for prem
— Gerald Maguire (@GMaguire85) May 4, 2020
Doesn’t sound like something Klopp would ever do.
60 mill for a 29 year old player, Pass.
— SNOWCHILD ❄️ (@moses_snow_) May 4, 2020