Michael Edwards Prioritizes £100m Attacker Jamal Musiala as Liverpool’s Summer Transfer Target

Liverpool is reportedly gearing up to pursue Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala in the upcoming transfer window, with Michael Edwards, the club’s former sporting director turned CEO of Football at FSG, spearheading the move.

Having recently sealed his return to Liverpool after a two-year hiatus, Edwards is renowned for his pivotal role in assembling the squad that secured Champions League and Premier League triumphs. Now entrusted with overseeing football operations across Liverpool and potentially another club within FSG’s portfolio, Edwards is poised to appoint Richard Hughes as the Reds’ new sporting director.

Reports suggest that Musiala, 21, has emerged as one of Edwards’ top priorities for Liverpool’s summer recruitment plans. Despite Bayern Munich’s reluctance to part ways with the talented attacking midfielder, Liverpool’s interest remains strong, although Bayern is said to demand a staggering £100 million fee to deter any potential transfer.

Amidst contract negotiations, Musiala’s future at Bayern remains uncertain, with his current deal set to expire in two years. Despite Bayern’s efforts to retain him, reports suggest that Musiala has rebuffed contract extension offers, potentially opening the door for a departure.

Musiala’s talent has attracted interest from other top clubs, including Manchester City, while Chelsea stands to benefit from any potential transfer due to a clause entitling them to 20% of the fee. Born in Stuttgart and raised partly in the United Kingdom with a British-Nigerian heritage, Musiala has represented both England and Germany at various youth levels before committing to the German national team.

With an impressive record of 12 goals and six assists for Bayern this season, Musiala’s performances have caught the eye, setting the stage for a potential transfer saga as Liverpool seeks to bolster its squad for future campaigns.

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