Liverpool Transfer News: Liverpool legend backs Van Dijk understudy

Jurrien Timber, Ajax (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)
Jurrien Timber, Ajax (Photo by ANP via Getty Images) /

Liverpool Transfer News (May 16) – Today’s Liverpool transfer news features a Liverpool legend backing a potential long-term Van Dijk replacement and the club being told their price for Caoimhin Keller is too high.

For yesterday’s Liverpool transfer news, click here.

Liverpool Transfer News – Former Liverpool player John Barnes hails Jurrien Timber as a “fantastic option” to linkup with Virgil Van Dijk

In an interview with soccernews, John Barnes believes that Ajax centre-back Jurrien Timber would be a good asset to Liverpool. Furthermore, Barnes says Timber could replace Van Dijk in the long term as Van Dijk is now over 30. He thinks Timber would be a ‘fantastic option’ when looking towards the future if he were to join Liverpool.

This speculation comes after former Dutch footballer and now pundit Andy van der Meije said this about Jurrien Timber’s future:

"“Álvarez will leave for forty million, Kudus for thirty million and Timber will probably go to Liverpool. They also pay crazy money. Then you can start building again.” (Source)."

Timber, like Virgil Van Dijk, is a right-footed centre-back who typically plays as a left-sided CB. The 21-year-old’s current contract runs until 2025.

Liverpool Transfer News – Brentford turned down the chance to sign Caoimhin Kelleher as the price was deemed too high

According to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail, Brentford had checked in on Caoimhin Kelleher as a potential replacement for David Raya. Raya is expected to leave the London-based club this summer and the club is now set to sign Mark Flekken. Brentford reportedly felt the £15M asking price for Kelleher by Liverpool was unrealistic.

There is tons of speculation that Kelleher could depart this summer to establish himself as a club’s starting keeper.

Liverpool Transfer News – Liverpool target Evan N’Dicka looks set to join Jose Mourinho at Roma

A report from 90min suggests that Roma is confident in signing left-sided centre-back Evan N’Dicka on a free transfer. N’Dicka, currently at Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt is out of contract this summer. Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham were reportedly all keeping tabs on the French international.

What are your thought’s on today’s Liverpool transfer news?