3. Investing in youth
Ever since the arrival of the Fenway Sports Group as the club’s owners, there has been a marked shift in the transfer policy at Anfield. The focus has been on youth, and the potential resale value of the players the club decides to invest in. At 21, he is just the sort of player that would appeal to the American owners as a potential investment.
The transfer fee quoted by various sources has been £7 million, and for a player of his quality, it may be a steal. It would make much more sense to invest £7 million on a player now and nurture him to be the next big thing, rather than wait for a couple of years and then have to shell out huge money on him.
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