We've had to exercise caution with Liverpool's high-profile transfer targets this summer, mostly because they never really panned out. To this point you'd have to say that Simon Mignolet is probably the biggest capture of the summer--by price alone the Belgian goalkeeper was the club's biggest piece of business during a window that started quickly but underwhelmed as July and most of August passed. It all seems to be kicking back off with only three days left, though, as Mamadou Sakho's arrived for a Liverpool medical, rumored to be the first of three on the day with Tiago Ilori and Victor Moses.
There hasn't been as much to indicate that Moses is a lock, but the deal for Ilori appeared to be settled yesterday along with the fee for Sakho. Reports have the former PSG man costing Liverpool £18m rather than the £13m that was reported yesterday; there's obviously not any confirmation just yet, and no details if that's an up-front package or something that includes add-ons and etceteras. Either way, it's a significant amount of money, but not a sum that's concerning for me--bigger name, position of need, and it's late in the window.
Possibly so late that someone might need to wake him up before the medical so it can actually get done.
Welcome to Liverpool, Sakho. Chuffed with this one! pic.twitter.com/sRiMareEdv— Dominic Campbell (@dom_campbell) August 31, 2013
Close to being settled now, and hopefully later in the day we'll be able to celebrate the deal being officially official.