Anfield hero worth a damn sight more than the La Liga side is willing to pay.
Steven Gerrard transfer: Real Madrid table £20m bid for Liverpool star
Real Madrid have put forward a take-it-or-leave it bid for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.
Now he’s back from the World Cup the Anfield hero has some big decisions to make about where his footballing future lies.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is a long-time admirer of the midfield playmaker, having tried to lure him to Chelsea during his spell at the London club.
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While Liverpool value Gerrard at £35m, their fragile financial situation could result in Mourinho getting his man for a bargain price.
However, any decision will have to go through Roy Hodgson, who is expected to be formally announced as the new Liverpool manager this Thursday.
Hodgson will be tasked with drastically improving on Liverpool’s seventh-place finish in the Premier League in 2009/10, but he may be doing it without Gerrard. (The Metro)
Quite how much salt is needed to pinch in order to determine if this story is in any way accurate is unknown, but the idea that the Spanish giants would make an offer less than the amount Manchester City paid for the services of Joleon Lescott for the England captain is frankly mind blowing.
There is no doubt that Steven Gerrard hasn’t had the greatest domestic season and an average World Cup, actually he was one of the better performerns in an England shirt, but clearly the 30 year old is still worth a damn sight more than is reported by this source.
Whomever takes over at Anfield, seemingly Roy Hodgson, they are very unlikely indeed to accept offers for a player of Gerrard’s ability and importance and they will in fact see the talented midfielder as one of the few indispensable players in the club’s armoury.