Former Liverpool star urges the club to sign Premier League midfielder instead of Jude Bellingham
Former Liverpool player, Didi Hermann has stated that his old team sign Declan Rice in place of Jude Bellingham.
It’s no secret that Liverpool will probably be searching for a new midfielder during the summer transfer window. Their current crop of midfielders are exhibiting signs of decline, and they need need reinforcements after a poor Premier League season.
The likes of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner are all out of contract at the end of the season, with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson not performing at the level they once did in a Liverpool shirt.
Former Liverpool player Hamann has claimed that Liverpool need to sign three or four midfielders in the summer and he’s suggested that if it came down to it, they should choose Rice over Bellingham.
“A player I’d like to see is Declan Rice. He’s a player who can play there for the next five or six seasons, he gives stability, he’s a leader and he gives other players the freedom and the licence to get forward.
“If you asked me now would I buy Bellingham for £120million or Rice, who would probably be a little bit cheaper, for me it would be a no-brainer,” said Hamann, speaking to talkSPORT.
Neither player will be cheap, especially given the direction that football deals are going, but there is little question that both players would significantly enhance Liverpool.
Liverpool fans are clamouring for an elite player in the middle of the pitch, so I have no doubt that they won’t care which player walks through the door as long as it’s one of them.