Reports coming from The Sun on Friday night have suggested that new Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare is set to put a massive £50 million price tag on to star goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
It is thought that the newly-appointed full-time boss at the King Power is under no pressure to sell the 30-year-old despite both Liverpool and Manchester United tracking his situation.
Yet, with the Manchester Evening News claiming last month that David de Gea is set to remain at Old Trafford amidst interest from Real Madrid, it looks like Liverpool could be the Dane’s next destination.
Would Schmeichel be a good addition to the Anfield ranks?
To put it bluntly, without a doubt.
Liverpool have notoriously struggled in the goalkeeping department for a few years now, with first choice Simon Mignolet failing to set the Premier League alight since arriving at the club from Sunderland in 2013 and last summer’s signing Loris Karius enduring an underwhelming debut year.
Anfield is a place where Kasper Schmeichel could thrive, playing on the biggest stage in the Champions League once again and playing for a side fighting to be right at the top next season.
There’s no doubting that the 30-year-old has the natural ability required to play for one of the Premier League’s best sides, as his shot-stopping between the sticks often verges on world-class.
Throw in his evident agility and quick-reaction time and it begins to seem like a bit of a mystery to why Schmeichel could potentially be playing for a mid-table Leicester City side again next campaign.
To see just how good he is you only have to look at Leicester’s Champions League last-16 matches both home and away to Sevilla, where Schmeichel single-handedly kept them in the tie through a string of outstanding saves in both encounters – including a superb one-handed penalty save in the second-leg.
Perhaps most telling though is that there are few individual errors in Schmeichel’s game – unlike Mignolet and Karius – and this could straight away stop the Reds from losing some valuable points.
In a transfer window where two Premier League sides have already shipped out over £30 million apiece for goalkeepers Liverpool would need to go one better and break the world record transfer fee for Schmeichel, but considering the state of today’s market he could turn out to be worth every penny.