Liverpool are splashing cash like it’s going out of fashion.
The Reds have already made five signings this summer – James Milner, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez and £29m striker Roberto Firmino, while Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne is poised to arrive for £12.5m very shortly.
Last night, Liverpool, who are expected to sell Raheem Sterling for close to £50m, were linked with a £25m bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
Belgium target man Benteke, who has a £32.5m release clause in his current contract, has also attracted interest from Chelsea and Arsenal recently.
After hearing the news that their club were making a hefty offer for Benteke, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to protest.
It seems that many Reds supporters really don’t want him…
— Sport Uncovered (@SportUnc) June 26, 2015
One should not moan about Benteke because he is “Not that Bad” This is the new thing for LFC fans.
— The Finkler Question (@FinklerQuestion) June 26, 2015
Who would you rather see in an #LFC shirt next season? RT For Balotelli. FAV For Benteke.
— Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) June 25, 2015
Really hope Villa don’t lower the asking price for Benteke. No point of Firmino & Coutinho when you have someone who just stands there. — MrBoywunder (@MrBoywunder) June 25, 2015
Liverpool would still look to add another recognised striker if the right deal was there. Benteke a genuine target. But not at £32.5m #LFC
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) June 23, 2015