Real Madrid is a threat to Liverpool, it always has been. And not only in terms of footballers. It is also in terms of structure. In England they assure that Michael Edwards, sports director and one of the most direct responsible for the relaunch of Liverpool, is the primary objective of the white club.
Since arriving in 2016, Edwards has managed, with his transfer, discard and renewal policy, to bring Liverpool to glory. He went from being the eternal candidate to the position of champion in the Premier and also in Europe. In August, The Athletic published that he was not renewing his contract at the end of this season to seek new challenges. At that time no offer was known, now it is.
The imminent availability of the 41-year-old sports director has made him a target for the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez. Edwards managed to close signings for Liverpool such as those of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Alisson or Virgil van Dijk. Edwards’ best trade, however, is to Andy Robertson for 10 million. Considered a bargain. His objective from the offices of the Santiago Bernabéu would be set on a galactic (Mbappé) and two big names (Pogba and Salah).
Edwards was also part of the ‘transfer committee’ that sent Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for a million in January 2018. It was the highest fee (€ 160 million) Liverpool has ever received for a player. It is clear that Edwards has marked an era at Anfield.