We know Liverpool are interested in Norwich City left back Jamal Lewis. Every journalist with ties to the club has mentioned his name over the past 12 hours or so, along with the fact the club see him as a potential £10M signing.
However, now we have an idea of Norwich’s stance on any potential deal—and it’s that they probably don’t have any intention of selling Lewis for £10M. This after The Telegraph said they have put a £20M price tag on the player and are under no pressure to sell.
The 22-year-old Northern Ireland international made 32 total appearances for Norwich last season with one goal and no assists and is under contract until 2023, and shows promise as the sort of player who could be deployed in Liverpool’s system.
However, his transfer actually going through will hinge on two things. First, as per the previous reporting of Liverpool-connected journalists, a willingness to take on a role as a squad player and to fight for his minutes.
And second, it will hinge on Norwich being willing to deal at a price Liverpool believe is good value. If Norwich truly have no need to sell following their demotion it may simply be a case where their asking price will be too high—as £20M certainly is.
If a deal isn’t possible for Lewis for either reason, Liverpool are said to be working off a shortlist that includes Olympiakos left back Kostas Tsimikas and versatile Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly, who can also cover centre half.