We know Liverpool are in for Norwich City’s leftback Jamal Lewis. That much is clear. However, the two sides seem to be at an impasse over price, with the relegated side wanting double the £10 million fee that Liverpool are prepared to offer.
If the report from The Daily Mail is to be believed, Lewis is “desperate” to complete the move from Norwich to Liverpool.
How does The Mail know this? They do not say.
While it’s probably something that they pulled out of thin air for clicks, that doesn’t mean it’s inaccurate.
Having a club like Liverpool—the current holders of the Premier League, Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup trophies—come in for you, especially after you’ve been relegated, is a big deal. He’d still be in the top flight of English football, playing for a squad in the Champions League, and the move would undoubtedly come with a significant pay raise. Plus hugs from Jurgen Klopp.
So yeah, that all probably qualifies as “desperate.” Not that they have a quote or anything to back it up.
There’s also the possibility that an agent leaked this as a warning to Norwich that the player would take action to “force through” a move. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that, and Michael Edwards just Jedi mind tricks them into accepting our offer.