Liverpool Has Been Eyeing Chelsea Strategy to Produce Superstars
Chelsea, for some time now, has been picking up loads of young European talent for investments of between £5-10 Million pounds.
Chelsea knows that most of these players will probably never really make any major contributions but it only takes one to turn into a superstar in time.
This strategy has been openly criticized by many other clubs but suddenly it seems like the logic of this approach of investing in the youth has caught on at Liverpool with their more recent investments in players such as Luis Alberto, Tiago Ilori and soon to be Divock Origi.
Liverpool has come to realize that these types of investments take time, not one year but many and that they can be a gamble.
To many, it might seem a little absurd to throw around £7M for Luis Alberto and £7M for Tiago Ilori and another £6M for Origi.
The business model simply does make sense.
Even if each of these players ends up just being good, not great, they could be transferred in a few years for up to £10M.
The real money comes in when one of them does become great and does turn into the next superstar.