Despite suffering relegation from the Premier League, many Norwich City players impressed last season. The likes of Emi Buendia and Max Aarons have attracted plenty of interest, and rightfully so, but it is Jamal Lewis at the centre of recent transfer speculation. According to James Pearce of The Athletic, Liverpool’s earlier bid of £10 million has been rejected by Norwich. The Canaries reportedly want double that figure this summer for the fullback.
Liverpool’s Jamal Lewis Bid Rejected
The Beginning of Lengthy Negotiations
It’s almost become an annual expectance for Liverpool to target relegated stars in the transfer window. Andy Robertson, seen as one of the best left-backs around right now, joined the Reds from relegated Hull City. The Scottsman followed Gini Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri to favour a move to Merseyside over a season in the Championship. Now, just weeks after relegation, Lewis looks set to also follow suit.
Negotiations are now reportedly underway but could take weeks to complete as Liverpool look to settle on a suitable price. The bid of £10 million plus a sell-on clause, though rejected, is a good starting point for negotiations.
Jamal Lewis Needed at Anfield
Andy Robertson has been arguably the best left-back in the Premier League for two years now. Alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, he plays a crucial role in what is a world-class team.
The fact is, though, the former Hull City man is being asked to play almost every game with no recognised cover available. If Robertson suddenly picked up an injury, Jurgen Klopp would be left with no natural replacements. James Milner does well to cover on occasion, but a recognised left-back cover must be a priority this summer for Liverpool.
That’s where Jamal Lewis comes in. The Norwich star, both young and talented, would be the perfect match for Anfield. His ability going forward alongside time to learn provides Liverpool with a player for both the present and future.