Report Reveals Michael Edwards’ Summer Transfer Priority for Liverpool as Top Target Identified

Liverpool are purportedly planning a move for Jamal Musiala this summer, as per a report indicating that Michael Edwards is prioritising the transfer of the Bayern Munich sensation.

Confirmed reports indicate that Edwards, formerly Liverpool’s esteemed sporting director, has finalised a deal to rejoin the club in a new capacity as FSG’s CEO of Football, marking his return after a two-year hiatus.

Aged 44, Edwards is widely acknowledged for his pivotal role in shaping the squad that secured both Champions League and Premier League triumphs, lauded for his knack for talent-spotting and adeptness in negotiating deals.

Assuming a broader leadership position, which will also encompass oversight of an undisclosed second club within FSG’s portfolio, Edwards is anticipated to appoint Richard Hughes as Liverpool’s new sporting director, with both individuals tasked with managing recruitment, squad strategy, and the club’s ethos in the post-Jurgen Klopp era.

One report states that Edwards, present at Old Trafford during Liverpool’s FA Cup loss to Manchester United on Sunday, has pinpointed Musiala as a top summer target.

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According to Football Insider, the 21-year-old is anticipated to rank high on Edwards’ agenda at Liverpool, as the club navigate the upcoming summer transfer window without Klopp for the first instance since 2015.

Despite Liverpool’s strong interest in Musiala, Bayern Munich shows no inclination to part with the attacking midfielder, reportedly setting a deterrent price tag of £100m to dissuade any potential sale.

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Bayern are determined to retain the services of the former Chelsea youth team player despite the uncertainty surrounding Musiala’s contract, which is set to expire in two years this summer. Reports suggest that the Germany international has rebuffed contract extension offers from the Bundesliga champions.

Additionally, Manchester City have been consistently linked with the talented youngster, and recent reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Chelsea stand to benefit from any potential transfer, as they would receive 20% of the transfer fee if Bayern decide to sell.

Born in Stuttgart, Musiala spent a significant portion of his upbringing in the United Kingdom, with a British-Nigerian father. He initially represented England at various youth levels, including Under-21, before opting to play for Germany. Since his senior team debut in 2021, he has earned 25 caps for the German national team.

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Throughout the current season, Musiala has showcased his prowess by scoring 12 goals and providing six assists for Bayern across all competitions. Notably, he is set to face Arsenal in the upcoming Champions League quarter-finals next month.

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