“He needs to stay at Barcelona” – Steve McManaman has warned Liverpool against signing Barcelona star
Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman says Liverpool don’t need to sign Barcelona midfielder Gavi. Steve believes that the youngster’s lack of experience and an already stacked midfield for liverpool makes the Spaniard a potential signing for the future.
Gavi has been linked with a move to Anfield with Jurgen Klopp interested in signing him.
speaking on Horseracing.net, Steve said:
“Liverpool don’t need Gavi at this moment in time. Maybe they could have an eye on him for the future, but I just think at this moment it won’t happen.
“He needs to stay at Barcelona and play football. He needs to fill out and get more experience and become a proper La Liga or Premier League player and he needs to play more games.”
“At this moment in time, for that kind of money, when Liverpool have got about seven midfielders anyway, I just can’t see it happening. You need to see him play a lot more games.”
McManaman also picked Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham over Gavi for the Reds to sign him this summer. He said:
“If you were picking between Jude Bellingham or Gavi you’d pick Jude because of the size of him, the experience he has and the fact that he’s played 100 more games.
“Gavi is a wonderful talent but I just think he’s far too young at the moment for Liverpool to be even looking at signing him for a fee like that.”