Glen Johnson has urged Liverpool to ‘forget what the stats and calculator says’ and ‘break the bank’ to sign PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.
Liverpool continue to be linked with Mbappe despite interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid, with reports claiming the Reds are the ‘most credible and dangerous candidate’ to PSG’s efforts to retain their MVP.
Amid these reports, former Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has urged his ex-side to break the bank for Mbappe.
In an interview with Betfred, Johnson said: “I can definitely see why Kylian would want to join Liverpool, but are they going to break the bank for him? It kind of goes against their transfer policy. Is he worth breaking the bank for? Absolutely, but it all depends on whether Liverpool are prepared to do it because everything they do is so calculated and structured, but to get this one over the line, you’ve got to forget about what the stats and the calculator says.
“You’re going to need deep pockets. I can definitely see why the player would want the move and if Liverpool want to do it, then I’m sure every fan in the country will want to see him in the Premier League.
“If Liverpool are going to save money on a potential £150 million transfer fee, I’m sure Mbappe’s agents will be asking for half of that for themselves and the player, so the deal will be astronomical even if it’s on a free transfer. It’s going to be expensive either way.”