Left-back desperate for Liverpool transfer, as two clubs haggle over fee

Date published: Thursday 6th August 2020 10:25

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Norwich City full-back Jamal Lewis has agreed a move to Liverpool in principle with the two clubs now reportedly talking over a fee.

The 22-year-old left-back, who made 25 starts in the Premier League, is wanted by Jurgen Klopp, according to numerous reports.

Klopp is looking for back up for Andy Robertson and the Northern Ireland international is understood to have agreed to sign for the champions on that understanding.

The Athletic reporter James Pearce says that Lewis is eager to get a move to Anfield and is happy to accept a understudy role to Robertson.

Lewis is believed to be desperate to learn from the likes of Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold. He is also represented by PLG, the management company who represent the two Liverpool stars.

The Luton-born defender is also interesting several other clubs, who can offer the prospect of more game time.

Crystal Palace are believed to have had an offer of £12million rejected in January, while Leicester have eyed the player as a potential replacement for Ben Chilwell.

The Independent claim that Liverpool are the most advanced in negotiations for Lewis, but they have yet to agree a fee for the player.

He is under contract until 2023 and Norwich want £20m for the player, according to The Athletic.

 

 

Liverpool though value the player, who has come through the junior ranks at Carrow Road, at closer to £10m.

Robertson focused

Michael Edwards is trying to come to an agreement with the Canaries, but Liverpool are prepared to look at other options.

Olympiacos’ Konstantinos Tsimikas  and Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly have also been mentioned as potential targets.

Meanwhile, Robertson insists the motivation to win will burn just as bright next season. The Scotland star saysthe players have a responsibility to bring trophies to the club.

Despite Liverpool running away with it this year, Robertson said it will not dull their ambition and drive.

“We don’t want it to be a one or two-times-off. We want that to become the normal,” the Scotland international told Premier League Productions.

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