Liverpool ‘would have to make Matthijs de Ligt their highest paid player EVER if they sign him… and may increase Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah’s salaries to match defender too’
- Liverpool are one of a number of top European sides keen on Matthijs de Ligt
- Manchester City, United, PSG, Barcelona and Bayern Munich also want him
- Mino Raiola views a move to Anfield as perfect for the 19-year-old defender
- But they would likely have to up their stars’ salaries to match the youngster
Liverpool will have to make Matthijs de Ligt their top earner if they want to sign him.
The wonderkid is in the middle of a bidding war from six huge sides across Europe, with the Champions League winners, Manchester City, Manchester United and others all keen.
His agent Mino Raiola believes a move to Anfield would suit the 19-year-old as he could pair up with his Holland defensive partner Virgil van Dijk once there.
Liverpool will have to make Matthijs de Ligt their top earner if they want to sign him
But Liverpool would have to make De Ligt their highest paid player ever if they want to snap him up.
United are thought to have offered him £236,000 a week to join, while Paris Saint-Germain are happy to pay him £256,000 a week.
The Reds would have to propose a pay packet close to those figures, which would put him above both Mohamed Salah – on £200,000 a week – and £150,000 a week man Van Dijk.
Agent Mino Raiola views a switch to Liverpool as ideal as he could team up with Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool would likely have to boost the salaries of their more experienced stars to match De Ligt.
The central defender is likely to announce where his future lies this coming week with Barcelona believing they are the favourites.
Bayern Munich are also thought to be eyeing De Ligt, who is regarded as one of the top prospects in Europe.
He helped Holland to the Nations League final by bagging a header against England in their semi-final on Thursday night.
The likes of Mohamed Salah would probably be in line for a salary boost if De Ligt did move