Klopp didnt sign Firmino he signed 6 months before him.
Doesn't void my point. After his arrival, the snides looked up for players in prime markets and some of them came from Germany or had played there before.
You don't see many non european players coming directly from their home countries. Most of them, if not all, came from european clubs. Also, the players were well established athletes.
It's not like they were paying large sums of money for surplus to requirements from Man Utd.
Salah, Alisson, van Dijk, Keita, Mané, Wijnaldum, Fabinho all of them were first choices for their previous clubs. Even Oxlade-Chamberlain had played 45 matches, overall, for Arsenal, the previous season.
We have spent some money in Schneiderlin, Digne, Mina, André Gomes, for example, who were not first choices for Man Utd nor Barcelona.
Don't get me wrong, we might get some interesting players from high profile clubs, who are not first team starters. But we should focus on players who play for their clubs and look for an opportunity for a business here and there.
For example, we have Tosun as our main option for striker, and i think we all agree he's no Lukaku, and why do we go after Moise Kean, for over 20M£? Sum the money spent on Walcott, Kean, Niasse, Ramirez and Tosun and we get an outstanding amount of around 90M£. It's about the same the snides paid for their upfront trio.