Anfield ready to sign attack minded full back.
Roy Hodgson may have moved out of London, but he still seems to like shopping there – having secured the signing of Joe Cole from Chelsea, the new Liverpool boss is preparing to nip back to former club Fulham and capture Paul Konchesky.
Clearly a fan of the 29-year-old full-back, Hodgson is also probably well aware that it would only take a relatively small bid of around £2 million to tempt Fulham into a sale.
With Emiliano Insúa as good as a Fiorentina player (despite no contract being agreed yet), Hodgson will need a new left-back – and quickly.
Konchesky has a wealth of top-flight experience, having started his career at Charlton and then spending a couple of years at West Ham before moving to Fulham for £3.25 million in 2007.
Capped 15 times at Under-21 level, Konchesky has two full England caps to his name – both as a substitute. (BetFair Football)
Having allowed Emiliano Insua to join Fiorentina and after Fabio Aurelio was not offered a new deal, Liverpool clearly could do with a left back. Paul Konchesky if a player that Roy Hodgson obviously knows well and therefore would probably be keen on snapping up the former England international.
The 29 year old is a good attacking weapon and is pretty solid in defence and if indeed the Anfield outfit can nab him for a fee as low as £2m then that must be seen as something of a bargain.
The new boss has already snapped up Joe Cole and Rangers youngster Danny Wilson in intelligent deals and Hodgson is clearly looking to bring in more astute acquisitions before the new season gets underway.