Liverpool are eyeing a January move for Paris Saint-Germain’s attacking maestro Javier Pastore as they look to enhance their chances of winning a trophy this season.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is under pressure to challenge on all fronts this season by the Liverpool board but has already lost the chance of winning the Capital One Cup after being knocked out by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
This leaves the Premier League and FA Cup as Rodgers’ only chance of silverware but in order to prosper in those competitions, Rodgers will need to strengthen his team in the next transfer window with signings of the talent of Argentine international Pastore.
The Reds can be backed at 14/1 to land the Premier League, while 9/1 is available on them to lift their eighth FA Cup.
Pastore’s agent has decided to inform the media that his client has grown very unhappy with life in France.
Liverpool are crying out for a creative midfielder in the middle of the park as without the currently injured Philippe Coutinho, the lack of depth within that department is very evident.
PSG, who currently sit second to Monaco in Ligue 1, decided to splash £36million on Pastore from Palermo in 2011, but despite brief moments of quality, he has failed to really stamp his authority on their style of play.
Despite starting in five of PSG’s matches this season, he has been substituted in four of those games and has been reportedly unhappy with the way manager Laurent Blanc has handled some situations.
Blanc wants to replace Pastore with Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, who is struggling to fit into Jose Mourinho’s plans.
Arsenal were reportedly interested in bringing Pastore in the summer transfer window but focused all their efforts in successfully convincing Mesut Ozil to move to north London.
Pastore was also on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar but they decided to move for Christian Eriksen instead.
Liverpool look like the next Premier League club to make a move.