Liverpool renewed interest in 21-year-old American midfielder

The Merseyside giants are expected to be particularly frugal this summer. Since the German tactician arrived at the club he has racked up a paltry net spend, typically operating on a sell-to-buy budget, this strategy is predicted to be adhered to strictly during this transfer window.

As a result, we will likely see Liverpool consistently linked with bargain buys. Reds are tracking Weston McKennie and the footballer is holding out for a PL move. The USA international born in Texas, joined Schalke’s academy in 2016, leaving FC Dallas.

Weston has established himself as a first-team regular in the Bundesliga, playing 28 league games for his side last campaign, scoring up three goals. McKennie plays primarily as a centre midfielder but is noted for his versatility having been deployed in several other positions.

Reds and Southampton are tracking the 21-year-old midfielder. The report also claims that the American midfielder has rejected a move to Hertha Berlin as he is holding out for a move to the PL. Weston is worth $25m nearly, £20m. The Merseyside giants pursuing McKennie would make sense on the surface.

The Schalke player is young, versatile and would come cheap. His versatility is perhaps the most attractive trait of his Weston has played as a centre midfielder, defensive midfielder, centre back, right back, right midfielder, attacking midfielder and centre forward during his time in Germany.

He could also be a good signing for commercial reasons. America is a huge market and given Liverpool’s new kit deal with Nike the club could stand to make a lot of money from shirt sales if we signed an American footballer.