Is the new Anfield boss really going to pay over the odds for Ghanaian international?
LIVERPOOL have made plans for any departure of Fernando Torres by registering an interest in Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan.
The powerful attacker, 24, enhanced his reputation in South Africa and would cost in the region of £20m from Rennes.
Despite missing the crucial penalty that would have taken Ghana into the semi-finals, he made the shortlist of 10 players for the coveted Golden Ball award. (News of the World)
Now the idea that Asamoah Gyan would be a suitable replacement for Fernando Torres, should he indeed leave the club, is more than a little laughable. The Ghana international is a good player but not a great one. The 24 year would however be a good support man for the Spaniard and is well worth making a move for, although the price does seem more than a little inflated given that the Rennes only paid £6m for his services two years ago.
Roy Hodgson is looking for new attacking options regardless of what happens with El Nino and has a limited budget to play with so the idea he would fork out this sum for a player who is still very much unproven at the highest level.
There is no doubt however that as an attacking threat Gyan is effective, working well as a target man and able to hold up the ball and make things happen.