According to Sky Sports 24, Premier League giants Liverpool have come to an agreement with Italian side Napoli over the transfer fee of Andrea Dossena.
The left-back has struggled since his €8 million move to Anfield, but having had a successful two-year spell with Udinese in years past, Dossena will hope that a move back to Serie A will rescue his career.
For an estimated fee of €4.5 million, the 27-year-old is tipped to make the switch in the very near future – all that remains pending is the agreement of personal terms with the player himself.
However, with the arrival of Glen Johnson at Liverpool and the defender’s own admission that he would love to move back to the Italian top-flight, Dossena’s impending move is expected to be carried out swiftly. (Goal.com)
Whilst I understand Rafa doesn’t see Dossena as having much of a future at Anfield, the amount the club will get from the sale seems a little on the low side. For instance this fee represents less than a quarter of the fee paid to Portsmouth for Johnson which can’t be right.
If Liverpool are having to sell in order to buy, although yesterday’s news about the re-financing of the club’s debt must ease this need, then surely the best plan is to try to milk each and every outgoing player for what they are worth rather than just giving in to any offer on the table.
Either way it seems more than likely the Italian has played his last meaningful game for the club and many are left wondering why he didn’t even come close to meeting expectations!