The clock is ticking ever more towards the 11 p.m. deadline on the 1st of September. Liverpool would hope to be putting the final touches on their own incoming business, however, there could well be some late interest in a couple of players, one of which being Joe Gomez with both West Ham and Al-Ittihad showing interest.
Liverpool has ambitions of completing their summer recruitment with a multifunctional midfielder and a left-sided centre-back, representing the perfect end, however, the focus may well shift, albeit shortly, to outside interest for Joe Gomez.
Saudi side, Al-Ittihad and Premier League side, West Ham United both credited with a late move for the versatile Liverpool defender.
Liverpool are not looking to lose any further players from their first-team squad, having already and unexpectedly lost Jordan Henderson and Fabinho this summer. Any interest in Gomez is said to be “Not welcomed” However, it is our understanding that the player is open to a move to get himself back in the fold for the England National team.
Joe Gomez, 26, joined Liverpool from Charlton Athletic in 2015 for £3.5million, as a highly thought of 18-year-old, who had attracted interest from several Premier League clubs, following his first full season for The Addicks.
The England man has since gone on to make 175 appearances for the club, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Club World Cup, he has, however, found himself slipping down the pecking order with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip ahead of him for the central places and Trent Alexander-Arnold unlikely to be challenged for the right-back position.
It is thought there are still minutes to be had for Joe Gomez and he is considered an essential member of the squad, although, perhaps not enough to satisfy a player with International ambitions.
West Ham manager, David Moyes, is eyeing up the Liverpool defender for a late move to East London. According to The Times, who claim that West Ham has been discussing making a late move to sign Gomez.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabian side, Al-Ittihad are also said to be considering a move for Gomez. Along with teammate, Mo Salah, the Merseysiders have, thus far, remained firm in the stance regarding Salah, that stance being a clear “Not for Sale”., however, it is our understanding that Al-Ittihad is preparing an offer of €180 million (£154.4m), with a belief this would be sufficient in getting the attention of the Anfield money men. With no bid yet registered, it remains to be seen whether Liverpool change their stance, this late on, it’s becoming increasingly unlikely.Embed from Getty Images
It will prove an interesting few days for Liverpool, with incoming business still to be done, the club do not want to come up shorthanded once again, and the quest for a midfielder and Centre back is very much on. Numerous names are linked with a move to Anfield, as reported by myself last week, Liverpool have registered their interest with Bayern Munich for midfielder, Ryan Gravenberch. Talks have continued this week, with an expectation in Germany that a bid will soon materialise.