PL club could be forced to sell 26-year-old player linked with Liverpool, they need the money
Wolves could put Max Kilman up for sale this summer, after claims he’s attracting interest from Liverpool.
Kilman has reportedly caught Liverpool’s eye this season, as they search for defensive reinforcements. And according to The Daily Mail last night, the 26-year-old could soon be on the market.
In short, they claim that Wolves need to raise funds for summer signings. Currently said to be in danger of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations, the Midlands side are claimed to have handed manager Julen Lopetegui a smaller than usual budget.
This has reportedly displeased the manager, who is supposedly set for talks with owner Jeff Shi about his future. However, money could still be raised from player sales, with Kilman put forward as a potential possibility.
Ruben Neves is clearly the big draw, and it’s reported that he could fetch around £45m. But beyond their captain, the likes of Kilman, goalkeeper Jose Sa and forwards Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence are said have admirers.
Kilman heads up Wolves fire-sale
If Liverpool are looking to help Wolves out with their financial troubles, Kilman is not the player we’d necessarily target. Neves is obviously a player who’s been of interest to the Reds too, but we’d leave him alone as well.
Instead, it’s clearly Matheus Nunes who would be Liverpool’s priority in this instance. It’s strange he actually doesn’t get a mention in The Mail’s article.
Strange because he’s been linked with a move to Anfield relentlessly for months now. If Wolves really do need to raise funds, then they’ve got a very saleable asset right there.
Whether or not Liverpool are still as interested in Nunes as they previously were is up for debate. There have been reports that the 24-year-old’s prominence on the Reds’ short list has dropped.
But still, with his club now publicly needing the money, maybe he’ll become more attractive at a better price.
As for Kilman, there would be a degree of sense in signing him. At twenty-six he no longer has the look of a young player with the potential to be a future starter, though.
Instead, maybe he could be brought in as a Joe Gomez style back-up for Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate. The price that Wolves are willing to part with him at may be the deciding factor here, but still, we just can’t see this happening. Liverpool need to set their sights a little higher.
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