Deal set to be agreed: Manchester United target expected to sign for Liverpool
Considering the players that have come out of the Le Havre academy over the years, it would make sense for us to develop a partnership of some kind with them. We would have early knowledge of any potential talent that might be the next to be good enough to make it, and some of our youth players could experience and benefit from spending time there. Looking at the players they've produced, they must be doing something right:
Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez are the most recent, and we had Le Tallec and Sinama Pongolle from their under Houllier, and both should have arguably made more of their talents.
As we're never going to be able to outspend the Manc clubs and Chelsea, even for a vital, specific player we haven't been able to source more cheaply, we need to both produce what we need, both in terms of quantity and quality, and be the best when it comes to scouting and unearthing players who can become of the standard required. The likes of Virgil van Dijk, whilst at Groningen and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, when at St Etienne, and Kevin De Bruyne, when at Genk, show they're out there. We have to be the team that gets them and develops them, and the more we do, the greater the chance of continually getting them, as we'll be seen as the club, that a young player who's ready to make the next level, can flourish and actually go up several levels and fulfill their potential fully, at.