Potential Anfield move is surely someone’s idea of a joke?
Paul Scharner’s agent has revealed a transfer to Liverpool would be a ‘dream move’ amid reports he is due to discuss a possible free transfer to Merseyside.
New Reds boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be an admirer of the versatile 30-year-old, who left Wigan after his contract expired at the end of last season.
Hodgson tried to sign the Austrian on three occasions when manager of Fulham, but failed in each attempt.
It was also thought that the 62-year-old was trying to secure his signature at Craven Cottage before moving to Anfield at the start of July.
Aston Villa and Sunderland are also rumoured to be interested in landing Scharner’s signature, but Liverpool is believed to be his preferred destination.
Scharner’s agent Valentin Hobel confirmed Hodgson is a fan of the player and is waiting to see if Liverpool firm up any interest.
“Roy Hodgson and Paul Scharner – this is a special relationship,” said Hobel.
“Hodgson thinks that Paul’s strengths in midfield are better than his attributes in central defence. (Sky Sports)
Am I missing something here? This is the same Paul Scharner who used to play for Wigan, right? It may well be the Austrian’s idea of a ‘dream’ move to come to Anfield but it would pretty close to a nightmare as far as any right thinking individual is concerned.
I have heard some reports stating that the 30 year old utility player would be thought of as a potential replacement for Javier Mascherano, if indeed he left, but how can that be? Scharner is average at best and poor at worst and is not good enough for Liverpool. In fact I would go as far as to say he is not good enough for Aston Villa or Sunderland either.
He is the type of player that does the easy things well, but then shouldn’t every Premier League player be able to kick the ball out of play when the opposition is on the attack. There are some players who are constantly linked with a move to a ‘bigger’ club and then they never quite make it, this is because they are frankly not good enough. Oddly enough his former teammate Charles N’Zogbia is a similar kettle of fish, always supposedly on his way to an Arsenal, but ends up at the DW Stadium.
Roy, please do not let this happen, I beg you!