Liverpool are infatuated with U.S. striker Bobby Wood.
The club sent a scout to check up on their man Taiwo Awoniyi who is on loan with FSV Frankfurt, but came back gushing about Bobby Wood, who scored twice for Union Berlin against FSV Frankfurt.
Wood, 23, has scored 14 goals in 25 games for Union Berlin in the German second division after transferring from 1860 Munich last year.
His play of late has a lot of people watching.
Jürgen Klinsmann started him in both legs of the USA’s recent qualifying matches against Guatemala – over United States men’s national team mainstay Jozy Altidore – and Wood will almost certainly figure into the Copa America this June.
But just how much is Wood worth?
With Liverpool eyeing a £31.5 million Mario Gotze, they’re clearly willing shell out big bucks to improve their attack. It’s ludicrous to think that Wood would command such a high transfer fee, but he’s definitely worth something.
Wood’s stock has never been higher.
At 23, he’s about to enter the prime of his career. Suitors can expect a decade of service out of the young American, provided he stays healthy.
Marquee American players have commanded big fees in the past few years. The MLS spent $10 million to acquire Michael Bradley from Roma and $9 million to get Clint Dempsey. Jozy Altidore fetched $13 million when Sunderland bought him from Dutch side AZ in 2013.
Wood’s career isn’t where those players’ careers were when clubs and leagues were writing 8 figure checks for them but he’s still worth millions of dollars.
If he’s transferred in the next year, I’d put the over-under on his fee at $5 million dollars.
What do you think?