Garth Crooks has recommended that Liverpool desk a £45m bid for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.
The BBC pundit included Dunk in his ‘Staff of the Festive Interval’ alongside Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta and Manchester Metropolis’s Kyle Walker in a again three, and has been waxing lyrical over the 26-year-old.
The Reds, in the meantime, have already signed Virgil van Dijk this month. However Crooks believes that Dunk deserves to be in a high 4 facet, ideally Liverpool, and in addition reckons that £45m can be inconceivable for the Seagulls to show down.
Crooks says that Dunk is price round £35m in at present’s market, however that throwing in an additional £10m would guarantee easy crusing.
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“Whether or not he can mentally cope in that surroundings can be my solely concern, however when it comes to his defensive qualities I do not assume I’ve seen a greater centre-back this season. I’ve seen extra polished performances however nothing fairly so environment friendly.
“It struck me that Liverpool might do themselves an amazing service by making an audacious transfer for Dunk. What would he value – £35m in at present’s grossly over-inflated market?
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“Supply £45m and I’ve little doubt Brighton boss Chris Hughton would drive him to Anfield himself. May Brighton afford to show that down? Alongside Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool would out of the blue have two towering defenders who know how you can defend. They need to be paying me a consultancy for this column!”