Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano recently appeared on an episode of The Beautiful Game Podcast, to discuss some of the biggest transfer rumours from this summer.
One topic of conversation on the recent episode was Liverpool’s reported interest in Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis. It was reported earlier this week that Jurgen Klopp’s side had bid £10 million for the defender, which was subsequently rejected by the Canaries (per The Telegraph).
Here’s what Romano had to say about the potential move on the podcast:
“Yes, it’s true. He’s a backup option for [Andrew] Robertson. They are looking for a left-back who can be a good option as backup for Robertson, so this is an opportunity, yes. He’s also on the list of [Jurgen] Klopp.
When asked if he thought the transfer would happen, he replied:
“I think it’s possible, yes. At the moment, it’s not so advanced, but it is absolutely possible, yes.”
Lewis struggled to perform in the most recent Premier League season; contributing one goal and no assists in the top-flight across 28 appearances, which saw him average a disappointing 6.46 rating (per WhoScored). However, the 22-year-old was playing for a poor side in Norwich, with Daniel Farke’s side finishing bottom of the league, and perhaps he would be able to perform better if he signed for the Champions.
Do you think Lewis would be a good signing for Liverpool?
The Northern Ireland international is valued at £9.9 million by Transfermarkt, so you can argue that Liverpool weren’t unreasonable in their £10 million bid, but it seems as if they will have to submit an increased offer if they want to see him make the move to Anfield this summer, something which Romano certainly feels is a possibility.