Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano revealed that Liverpool have previously turned down a bid for central midfielder, Curtis Jones.
Since making his Liverpool debut as a 17-year-old back in January 2019, Jones has gone on to feature 26 times for Jurgen Klopp’s side, chipping in with six goals and providing two assists along the way.
So far this season, the £4.5 million-rated 19-year-old has been increasingly involved in first-team football, making 13 appearances in all competitions, including six appearances in the Premier League and four in the Champions League.
However, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano revealed that Jones had the opportunity to leave the club in a previous transfer window, as a European side made the Reds an offer to sign him.
He said (35:26): “Curtis Jones – he’s an amazing talent. They already made him sign a new contract for five years, he signed it months ago but for sure they want to keep him for the future. They received a bid from a club who wanted to sign Curtis Jones on a permanent deal, so it was a serious bid. It was not from England, [it was] from another country, [but] they said no.
“Curtis Jones is part of the project of the future for Liverpool. Obviously, today, playing the Liverpool first team is so difficult, so he’s playing with the young teams, but for the future, he will be for sure part of the team. They are in love with this guy and remember the name, Curtis Jones.”
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As previously stated, Jones is already proving himself capable of being a regular part of the Liverpool first team, despite Romano’s suggestion he is still currently playing in the Liverpool youth setup.
And, as such, at just 19 years of age, it is not surprising that, in the face of a ‘serious bid’ from a European club, Liverpool wanted to keep hold of a player who Klopp himself has described as a ‘big talent‘, particularly this season, when the German coach has had to make do without the likes of Fabinho, Thiago, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner for at least one game due to injury.