Hungarian striker may decide to stick it out in Greece.
Krisztian Nemeth admits that he would seriously think about making his loan move to AEK Athens permanent.
The Liverpool forward is on a season-long loan and after two seasons at Anfield without any first-team opportunities is considering his options.
Despite injury disrupting his time on Merseyside the 20-year-old is seemingly enjoying a change of fortune in Greece having scored three goals in seven league games.
AEK have endured an inconsistent start to the season and currently sit sixth in the Greek Super League, 14 points off leaders Panathinaikos.
“The fans keep telling me that AEK is a great club,” he said.
“They’re really impressive and certainly more enthusiastic than Liverpool’s. What I experienced at the derby with Olympiakos (in which Nemethscored) was something that I’ve never felt before.
“I really wondered what the fans would be able to do if we performed better in the league. I think that if Liverpool and AEK work something out, I’d be extremely thoughtful about staying in Athens permanently.”
Nemeth added that just because AEK were struggling in the league would not put him off signing permanently.
“It never crossed my mind to ask terminating my loan deal due to AEK’s bad performance,” he stated.
“Certainly, we should be better. I’m sure that we’ll get better and along with the team, I’ll improve myself too. I’ve fallen in love with Greece and AEK’s fans.” (Sky Sports)
This is a little worrying. Perhaps the Hungarian is wisely trying to get Rafa’s attention because surely his career aspirations extend beyond playing in the Greek league and I am sure a great many fellow Liverpool fans would agree with me that we should bring back the starlet as soon as possible.
The 20 year old looks like a player with a very bright future and he has shown in the reserves and youth sides what he is capable of and he has already begun to make a name for himself in Athens. We would be better off hauling him back to place him on the bench and give him some much needed senior team action and given the fact we do not exactly have a wealth of options in attack must surely affirm the need to cut short his time at AEK.