The Merseyside giants have had a £10m offer for Jamal Lewis rejected by Norwich City. The German coach is keen on signing a back-up for Andy Robertson and has identified Northern Ireland international as the perfect candidate following the Canaries’ relegation from the PL.
Jamal played 28 games in the top flight last term and he already has 12 caps for the national team. Lewis is understandably keen on staying in the PL and he’s desperate to complete a move to the champions.
Jamal has three years left on his current contract and Canaries rejected a £12m bid from Crystal Palace in winter. Jurgen thinks Jamal has bundles of potential and is also attracted to his versatility after Reds sold Dejan Lovren. However, Canaries quickly rejected Reds opening bid as they’re seeking at least £20m for the defender.
The Canaries considers the Merseyside giants’ offer to be well under their asking price, particularly as the fee was £8m upfront with a further £2m in add-ons. It stays to be seen if the Merseyside giants will come back with a second bid but Liverpool have other options that they can explore.
Kostas Tsimikas, the Olympiacos defender, is another target and he would represent a cheaper option. The Merseyside giants are not expected to spend huge figures this summer having already pulled out of a deal for Timo Werner, who ended up joining Chelsea.
The German tactician is aiming to add a cover to his squad, but a £20m asking price for the Northern Irish defender may deter the Merseyside giants from signing him. Reds will have to fork out double that amount to land the 22-year-old defender because the Canaries are under no pressure to cash in on their star footballers.