You have to give Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez credit: when it comes to finding talent for a good price, he might be one of the best in the business. From Torres to Škrtel, the goateed-one knows how to turn a profit on his investment. Locating the talent seems to be easy; it’s finding the funds to buy the talent that seems to be difficult for the Liverpool boss.
Just two days after Pompey’s £9m offer for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch was swatted away by the goateed-one, the Daily Star is reporting that Pompey boss Harry Redknapp has made it clear that he’s through with playing games with the Merseyside club.
Harry Redknapp says he won’t be held to ransom by Liverpool in his pursuit of striker Peter Crouch. (Daily Star)
For a club like Liverpool that is desperately trying to find the funds to grab Gareth Barry, you’d think Rafa would be more inclined to play nice with the other Premiership managers. But apparently that isn’t the case.
One has to wonder how much they expect teams to pay for Crouchigol. True, he might be a giant that causes havoc when he’s on the pitch, but he damn sure isn’t worth the £16m valuation being thrown around.
Does Rafa need to quit playing the role of shrewd business owner and start selling? Or do you think he’s right to force Pompey to pay more to see the Crouchigol at Fratton Park?