Ricardo Quaresma has taken one big step towards ending years of speculation by nearing a Porto exit, after his club were named and shamed yesterday. This has led to many speculating that Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez may finally be able to put in a bid for the Portuguese talent.
Porto have been expelled from the UEFA Champions League Matters are made worse still by the fact that Porto – traditionally a selling club to Europe’s elite – will most likely be forced to part with many of their wanted stars for a cut price due to their disqualification from European football and its financial implications. Ricardo Quaresma, Lucho Gonzalez and Lisandro Lopez are just three players who have been linked to a handful of Europe’s elite over the past few months and may be heading for hastier exits than first imagined. (Goal.com)
Apparently, the 24-year-old could now be available for around £12m as his club face the very real prospect of a mass exodus. Inter Milan’s new boss Jose Mourinho has also taken a fancy to the flair player, but it seems that Rafa, a long term admirer, can now bid for the star. Would Liverpool fans welcome a bid from Rafa B for Ricardo Q?