Former Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has admitted that he is unhappy with his former club’s spending after seeing Manchester United poach Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
Enrique spent five years at Liverpool, having joined the club in 2011 and left in 2016 as part of Jurgen Klopp’s revolution at the Merseyside club.
Liverpool, who have been happy to splurge in the transfer window in recent years, have been limited to one incoming this summer, which has upset the 35-year-old. The age-old rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United seems to have stuck with the Spanish defender, despite leaving the Premier League five years ago.
“I am concerned with Liverpool’s lack of business in the transfer window so far,” Enrique wrote in his column for Empire of the Kop, via CaughtOffside. “The problem with the owners is that we’ve had to sell before buying players in the past – and that seems to still be the case.
“Why can Manchester United go to Real Madrid and sign one of their best players in Raphael Varane and we can’t?”
Raphael Varane is set to join Manchester United this summer after the club announced that an agreement in principle had been reached with Real Madrid for his transfer.
The 28-year-old defender is still in Spain, however, with travel arrangements to Manchester, plus a medical, believed to be scheduled for next week.