Liverpool’s winter window shopping is what all the gossip peddlers are pushing this morning, with Anfield comings and goings expected in the very near future.
As a result, today’s transfer elevenses has a distinct Reds feel about it so stick the kettle on Kopites and read about who your team may or may not be signing.
The fleet-footed Lyon frontman has, according to The Daily Express, put Liverpool and Arsenal on RED ALERT by declaring he wants to one day play in England…or Spain.
He is quoted as telling Yahoo:
“Between England and Spain, I don’t have a preference.”
If that isn’t a ‘come and get me, Liverpool plea, then what is?
His stats this season say Brendan Rodgers, who desperately needs more firepower up top after it transpired Rickie Lambert isn’t as big a goal threat as Luis Suarez, should explore the possibility.
The 23-year-old has been electric in Ligue 1 this term, notching 17 in 19 outings so far and is said to be valued at around £15m.
It’s 5/1 he signs for Liverpool in this window.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
In addition to bolstering their attacking ranks, a new goalkeeper is also a January must for the Reds, with Simon Mignolet’s nose-dive in ability showing no signs of abating.
Chasing Barcelona’s Champions League number one, however, seems a bit adventurous given that the Catalan club spent years courting the German prodigy only to land him last summer.
In spite of the enormous improbability of it coming to fruition, the Daily Star speaks of ‘reports’ in Spain that say Liverpool are in pole position to sign him, but bwinbetting.com are bold enough to moot that beleaguered Belgian Mignolet needn’t fear losing his place to ter Stegen.
The final line concerns an Anfield outgoing that isn’t going to happen, much to the chagrin of several supporters no doubt.
Misfiring Italian Balotelli was offered the chance to join Olympiakos on loan for the remainder of the campaign, but has no intention of making the Piraeus switch this January.