Good player but probably not worth such a large valuation.
Steven Defour has joined Roma’s Alberto Aquilani on the list of candidates to replace Xabi Alonso at the heart of Liverpool’s midfield and has admitted his interest in an £18m Anfield move.
While Real Madrid have yet to match Liverpool’s valuation on Alonso, Defour, 21, said: ‘I have an agreement with Standard Liege that I could go to a top club, and Liverpool fit the bill.’
Defour, who is under contract until 2013, is also wanted by Real Madrid should they fail to prise Alonso away from Anfield.
‘Steven’s name has been mentioned not only at Real Madrid, but also at Liverpool – they are looking at him too,’ said the player’s agent, Paul Stefani.
‘Normally he would stay for another year, but nobody could say no to clubs like those – and Liege would not stand in his way.’ (Daily Mail)
So another day goes by and the constant stream of transfer speculation shows no sign of abating or indeed clearing up any issues! This latest report suggests that we will try and push for one time Everton target Steven Defour, coined the new ‘Steven Gerrard’ by some experts.
The Standard Liege man clearly wants to further his career but realises that in order to do so he must leave his native Belgium and whilst I rate him as a player I am not sure he would be anything more than a squad player initially so such a fee may be a tad on the inflated side giving we do not have cash to burn.