Time to cash in or better to hold off and see if he can still make the grade?
Hertha Berlin have changed their minds about not coming up with the cash to match Liverpool’s valuation of Andriy Voronin.
The 30-year-old Ukraine forward was outstanding last season while on loan to the German club who at one time harboured ambitions of a surprise Bundesliga title win thanks to his 11 goals in 20 games. Hertha could not find the money Liverpool wanted to buy Voronin outright however and the player returned to Anfield.
He has been regularly involved in Liverpool’s pre-season preparations – scoring a goal in last week’s friendly win over Lyn Oslo – but knows he will never command a certain starting place under manager Rafa Benitez.
Hertha coach Lucien Favre is believed to have warned his directors not to expect a similarly dramatic season without adequate attacking firepower – thus prompting a review of transfer funds. Hertha believe that Liverpool could be persuade to part with Voronin for £6m, considering the player’s age.
General manager Michael Preetz said: “It’s an issue we have to attack but that is not to say a deal is possible. We’re considering the options. If we had qualified for the Champions League we would certainly have made every effort to buy the player.” (Sports Features)
Yes Voronin has improved but still can’t see him playing much of a role in the club’s season so in many ways we are better of taking the money and re-investing. What do my fellow Liverpool fans think? Cash in or hold off?