Don Hutchison thinks FSG could help fund Liverpool in signing Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham and Brighton’s defensive brain Moises Caicedo for ‘£200 million’ during the summer transfer window, as he told ESPN.
The former Liverpool midfielder thinks the duo is ‘two quality players’ and he feels Jude Bellingham would still be persuaded to join Jurgen Klopp’s side, even if they miss out on Champions League football and ‘wear the number eight shirt’.
That seems likely by the week, with the Reds 11 points behind fourth-placed Newcastle United following their most recent 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Wolves.
The results can be a problem, fair enough, but the biggest issue facing Klopp is that the performances are far worse.
Even if the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Luis Diaz return from injury, it doesn’t seem as though there will be a change in fortune because, when the Dutchman was starting, those same issues were still there.
Either way, Don Hutchison is pretty confident and upbeat that those much-needed midfielders could arrive during the summer transfer window.
“If he holds his hand out to FSG in the summer and says ‘I want £200 million and they say no’,” said Hutchison. “You can get Bellingham and Caicedo. There are two off the top of my head.
“You can get two quality players for £200 million. My worry is if FSG turnaround and says ‘no’, then he might be thinking ‘what do you want me to do here? Chelsea is spending £600 million
“He (Bellingham is going to Liverpool) and he will take the number eight shirt. Ancelotti got asked the question a couple of weeks ago ‘do you like Jude Bellingham”, he said ‘yes, I like him, but I will stick with the three I have got’.
“There are three clubs, realistically, that he’s going to join. It’s going to be Real Madrid, Man City or Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool could sell it to Jude Bellingham saying ‘this is a one-off’. I don’t think you would choose Man United over Man City, Real Madrid, or Liverpool.”
THE SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW WILL BE TOUGH
The fact that Liverpool was sat in the 10th spot and a whole world of bother, yet not a single midfielder arrived, tells you everything you need to know.
Liverpool might be keen on a player like Bellingham, but there is one thing being interested and another is getting a deal over the line.
Love it or loathe it, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is showing how it should be done and, at the end of the day, the likes of John W Henry and those in the Liverpool boardroom simply don’t have those minerals.
That’s probably why a very tough summer transfer window awaits the Merseyside club.