Rafa interested in talented young winger.
Angel di Maria sounds a little like a sultry Spanish songstress who you’d find warblling huskily in red dress in a smoky cellar bar somewhere in Madrid. Rather disappointingly, though, he’s an Argentinean winger playing for Benfica who is being watched by Chelsea. The 21-year-old has also been scouted by Manchester United and Liverpool. (Guardian)
Clearly any move from Liverpool for this impressive young Argentine international will be a big stretch given the financial limitations Rafa is working under. Also it seems unlikely that Messrs Hicks and Gillett will fork out huge sums in January if they are then going to consider sacking the boss sometime later, which lets face it, is a distinct possibility.
Previously talk of a move for the Benfica winger revolved around a huge clause within the players contract reportedly around the £32m but now its being discussed that such a move would actually cost around half that fee. So perhaps the Portuguese league leaders are keen to cash in on Angel Di Maria.
We have a flaw on our left side at the moment with no one quite being up for the task so in theory this move would be perfect but I just don’t see it happening, not with our current owners in charge.