Anfield side make offer for Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
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Liverpool are waiting for a response from Utrecht after offering £8.5m for their prolific striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
According to reports in Holland, the Eredivisie side will decide whether to accept the offer over the weekend and give Liverpool an answer next week.
Van Wolfswinkel is one of the deadliest strikers on the continent having hit 11 goals in just 17 starts for 10th-place Utrecht this season.
And Liverpool were said to have been impressed by his performances against them in the Europa League, even though he failed to net as the pair drew 0-0 twice.
Dubbed the “new Van Basten” in his native Holland, Van Wolfswinkel, 21, has admirers in Germany and Italy, but Liverpool are the only side to have made a bid so far, according to sources. (TalkSPORT)
The offer made by Liverpool seems a fair one for a player of tender years who is yet to have played in one of Europe’s top leagues so a lot will depend on how much Utrecht feel they can get for their prized asset. Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has become a wanted man after his marvellous start to the campaign and now that a firm offer has been made other potential suitors may well come out of the woodwork to drive the price up.
The 21 year old Dutch international has netted 11 goals in the Dutch Eredivisie but perhaps more importantly the former Vitesse man has been in top notch form in the Europa League where he has scored eight times despite his side failing to qualify from the group states.
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