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After Roma, Atlético Madrid and Sevilla, who are said to have already knocked on Sampdoria’s door for their Colombian striker Luis Muriel, it’s an English club now, who, according to Tuttomercatoweb, made a first move asking about Samp’s demands.
Aged 25, Muriel has been having a great season in Serie A, attracting interest from bigger clubs. Whoever decides to go all the way though, will most probably have to spend a considerable amount of money.
According to the same report, Sampdoria have made it clear to all interested parties that they do not intend, under no circumstance, to accept less than 28 million euros, which is exactly at how much Muriel’s clause was set when he signed his latest contract.
It remains to be seen if Sampdoria will look willing to lower their demands if a player is included in a deal with any of the four clubs that have already shown interest in the Colombian striker, and the several more who are expected to join the race.
At 25, Muriel has his best years ahead of him, something that makes those 28 million euros look, maybe, worth the risk, a risk that does exist, especially for Liverpool, given how different the style of play is between Italy, where Muriel is being successful, and England.