Ruud wants Anfield move.
The Dutchman has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid and is desperate for first-team football to secure a place at the World Cup.
Arsenal had reportedly been leading the chase but reports today suggest the 33-year-old favours a move to Anfield.
Van Nistelrooy has made it clear his is open to a return to the Premier League.
Rafael Benitez is desperate to bolster his strike force as his team fight for a place in the top-four.
It is understood that the Spaniard will be forced to sell to raise funds for any move, with Ryan Babel and Andriy Voronin expected to make way. (Independent)
Some sources suggest that Ruud is hell bent on a move to Liverpool above all else and I have to admit having a goal machine like ‘Old Horse Face’ to call upon would be very nice indeed even though he obviously represented the old enemy with such distinction.
This source suggests that in order to make such a move Rafa needs to offload Voronin and Babel, which would rake in around £12m, but surely Ruud Van Nistlerooy wouldn’t cost anything like that much? Real Madrid want him off their wage bill and he is 33 years old so surely wouldn’t cost much more than £5m.
Either way a player of his caliber could offer El Nino some support and perhaps on occasion the gaffer could play them alongside each other. He could be our equivalent of Mikey Owen going to Man United and could work out a very intelligent move given the paucity of options we have up front.