This source suggests that the Merseyside table toppers are in the queue chasing this impressive international.
Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce rates Luis Antonio Valencia as among the best wingers in the game.
Valencia, 23, is rated at £15million and is being eyed by Real Madrid, Spurs and Liverpool.
JJB boss Bruce said: “In my opinion, he is the best right-sided midfielder in the league — if you put (Cristiano) Ronaldo on the left!” (tribalfootball.com)
Whilst Valencia has greatly impressed in recent weeks as Wigan continue their march up the table I think Steve Bruce may have got a bit carried away by claiming the Ecuadorian is the best right sided midfielder in the Premier League, they may also be getting carried away with the £15m valuation which I am sure Rafa will not entertain. Benitez has been quoted as saying he is an admirer of the right winger but given the financial constraints reportedly on the club they will not spend over the odds for any player. Who do Liverpool fans think the club need to sign this month?
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete) Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 1/10
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