‘Somebody will have to start exiting’ – Liverpool may have new transfer hope after manager’s admission

‘Somebody will have to start exiting’ – Liverpool may have new transfer hope after manager’s admission

As a result of a recent admission, the manager of one of Liverpool’s primary summer transfer targets may have rekindled the club’s interest in signing him.

In recent weeks, the Reds have been firmly linked with Southampton’s 19-year-old forward Romeo Lavia, with Southampton reportedly demanding £50 million for the player.

However, with more than 30 players on the Saints’ roster, new manager Russell Martin has conceded that the Championship club will need to transfer a few to make financial matters more manageable.

According to Southern Daily Echo, the 39-year-old stated, “We must be patient because we must lighten the club’s financial and training load.”

“It is inevitable that individuals will begin to leave, or else we will end up with a massive squad, which I do not believe is advantageous for anyone. There have been other organizations where this has occurred, and it has been extremely detrimental.

“Number-wise, we will have to see where we finish up. I am confident that events will begin to transpire shortly. The market has been very sluggish.

Although Martin did not specifically mention any players that Southampton may offload as they look to reduce their roster, it would not be surprising if they eventually decided to sell Lavia.

Even if they end up lowering their £50 million asking price for the Belgian, the Saints could still earn a substantial transfer fee that would allow them to acquire a number of low-cost transfer targets.

The south coast club, which was relegated from the Premier League earlier this year, still employs a number of high-earning players that they may be anxious to offload in order to trim their budget for the Championship.

Liverpool may conclude, after hearing Martin’s comments, that the moment is right to make another attempt to sign Lavia, in the hopes that Southampton’s need to sell players will prompt them to accept a bid for the 19-year-old that will satisfy both clubs.

It will be intriguing to see if the Reds act to strengthen Jurgen Klopp’s midfield ahead of the upcoming season.

‘Somebody will have to start exiting’ – Liverpool may have new transfer hope after manager’s admission