Money, Money, Money! In a rich man's world!
In two days, Sophie Bradley's Premier League manager debut. But, what do you guys think of her excessive transfer regime? 10 new faces worth £118 million, with £50 million being bought in. But who did they buy?
Marco Verratti was being chased by Roma, with both captain Francesco Totti and superfan Neal saying the club should sign the best young Italian midfielder currently around. But, unfortunatly for them, Liverpool act quick, £25. 5 million for the player seems a good deal.
Ashley Williams was next to sign. After Southampton and Ronald Koeman were rebuffed as "He is happy at Swansea", Liverpool manager Sophie Bradley infuriated Koeman by signing him for £10 million. Bradley said that he was one of the best under rated defenders in the premier league, and believes that he shores up a defense that was one of the main reasons for Liverpool's title failure.
Yuto Nagatomo has increased Japanese profile of Liverpool by signing from Inter. The fee is believed to be around £8.75 million, and gives Bradley a versatile left or right back, with European experience.
Diego Contento was reportedly unhappy at the Allianz Arena, so a £2. 5 million deal which sees him become Liverpool's new left back, alongside Jose Enrique shows that Liverpool can get deals on the cheap, instead of just shoving money at people, like a popular meme.
Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels had one of the best Bundesliga defensive partnerships out there. Liverpool broke that up though, with £15 million spent on Subo. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that the defender adds more defensive cover and stability and can't wait to see him play in a red shirt.
Connor Wickham may be a shock signing sure, but his form at the end of last season must have been enough for Bradley to spend £10 million on him. Especially since he was playing at Leeds United earlier last season.
Didier Zokora had originally joined on trial, but some impressive performances have lead to his permanent transfer. He returns to England having previously played for Tottenham. He is reaching the end of his career so to be a part of a club like Liverpool is a good thing for him.
Claudio Yacob has left West Brom, but with Benfica or AC Milan the expected targets, Liverpool have done well to sign him a reported £11. 5 million fee spent on him. Elsewhere, Southampton part with their third player this summer to Liverpool, with Morgan Schneiderlin joining Lallana and Lambert in an £18. 25 million deal.
The final incoming transfer is that of Chile's Gary Medel. Medel was reportedly content with staying at Cardiff, but with his release clause of £17 million being met, the Chilean made the decision to join the club.
Big names to leave are Brad Jones and Kolo Toure on free transfers, Sebastian Coates to Southampton for £5.5 million, Lucas Leiva to Tottenham for £30 million and Jordan Henderson to Arsenal for £14. 5 million. Many players have gone out on loan such as Suso to Malaga and Jack Robinson to Reading.