Jurgen Klopp Says €300m Lionel Messi Move Is ‘Possible’ After Seismic Transfer Window

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has discussed his feelings regarding Neymar’s recent transfer to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain – and has claimed that anything is possible in the transfer market now.

Neymar left Barcelona for a world record €222m in favour of PSG, and the Reds boss has stated that it makes even the likes of Lionel Messi available to clubs.

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“It’s pretty simple. Until now it was simply seen as impossible,” Klopp told DAZN (via Goal). “Then there is the list, with the release-clauses for Barcelona. Leo Messi, €300m.

“In a period of just a month that suddenly sounds possible too. That used to be an outrageous amount. They just set that amount randomly. I mean who would pay €300m? And now it simply happened.”

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In the aftermath of Neymar’s switch to PSG, new controls over the transfer market have been called for – with Barcelona and La Liga threatening to report the Parisians for breaking Financial Fair Play rules; but the Liverpool boss disagreed – saying: “I don’t even know if this is right,”

“No coach would demand such a thing. That’s been decided on other levels and now he is a PSG player, obviously. A simple solution would be a rule. Where we want to go and where this should stop.

“The biggest clubs can decide on that, where they would want to set a limit. €150m or €550m or whatever, and then no one would complain anymore. This is a topic now since it happened for the first time.”


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After reports of a potential bid for Kylian Mbappe emerged earlier in the summer, perhaps Liverpool are ready to break the bank to secure the best players – €300m for Messi might be a bit of a stretch, though.

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