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Liverpool Set to Sign Prolific Striker to Play Alongside Fernando Torres

by YNWA

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Rafa looks to bring freebie Serbian to Anfield.

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Sports News - November 19, 2008

Milan Jovanovic’s representatives have held talks with Liverpool, skysports.com understands.

The Standard Liege star is out-of-contract in the summer and has made it clear he intends to take up the option of a Bosman transfer.

Valencia had hoped to land him in January, but now Jovanovic is holding talks with a number of interested parties.

AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are among the sides keen to seal a deal and are also believed to have discussed terms.

Now Liverpool have met with the Serbian’s representatives with a view to bringing him to Anfield in the summer. (Sky Sports)

This could prove to be a very wise capture. Clearly as the 28 year old is running out his contract we will not pay a dime for the player but the flip side to this good bit of financial business is that the Serbian International has no experience in what could be called a top performing league. Liverpool need new firepower and there is no doubt that Jovanovic knows where the back of the net is, 68 goals in three and a half seasons says it all.

It is also worth noting that Milan has been incredibly successful whilst on the international stage scoring five goals in the World Cup qualifying group that saw Serbia beat France to the top spot. He is a very robust well built forward who should be able to cope with the physical demands of the Premier League and could work well alongside Fernando Torres as his attributes could work well in what could be a good strike partnership.

I guess having to be careful with the pennies can actually have positive benefits as it means that Rafa does really have to work out how best to bring in good players at little expense rather than flashing the cash.

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