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Liverpool Planning Shock £7m Raid for Everton Striker Saha

by Mr Neutral


Rafa Benitez targets former Manchester United and Fulham forward.

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Rafa Benítez and his No2 Sammy Lee are whispering conspiratorially, as they plot a raid on Goodison Park which, all going well, will result in them sneaking up on Louis Saha, throwing a blanket over his head, bundling him into the back of a car, speeding back across Stanley Park to Anfield and playing him up front alongside Fernando Torres. (Guardian)

This is an odd rumour to say the least, and one can only guess as to how this became a potential piece of speculation but could it really happen? 31 year old Louis Saha is a lethal finisher and a prolific striker wherever he has been employed but I don’t see him being a realistic target for Rafa and it seems highly unlikely that Everton would even consider allowing him to leave to join arch rivals Liverpool.

The former Man United and Fulham man has managed an incredible ten Premier League goals this term despite the Toffees poor start to the season and after four years at Old Trafford playing second fiddle to a host of big names the Frenchman appears to be enjoying his time at Goodison Park.

Given the reported financial constraints affecting the Anfield outfit the £7m rated forward would at least be a viable option from a financial standpoint but there are questions about whether Saha would work well alongside Fernando Torres and indeed whether the Paris born goal machine is willing to having to potentially bench warm again as Benitez is not a manager who tends to favour a two pronged attack and the Spaniard may well only see the Everton man as cover.

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