Anfield wide man set for back home.
Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez could be on his way back to his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina.
Rodriguez revealed he had said yes in principle to a move back home.
The 30-year-old came through the youth set-up to play three first-team seasons for the Rosario-based side before moving to Espanyol in 2002.
“The president [William Lorenzo] called me and I said yes. It depends on the contract I have in Liverpool, maybe that can be loosened a little.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
It seems highly likely that Kenny Dalglish will grant Maxi Rodriguez’s wish to leave the club and will more than likely do so for a nominal fee and perhaps even for free as the Argentine is unlikely to figure as a first team regular next season as the Anfield side looks to bring in new additions this summer that would see the former Espanyol and Atletico Madrid man fall down the Liverpool pecking order.
The 30 year old wide man showed a great improvement in form following Dalglish’s arrival, netting two hat-tricks in the final months of the season and keeping the likes of Milan Jovanovic and Joe Cole out of the side. However it seems that Liverpool will now look to bring in more natural wide options and have targeted several out and out wingers in recent weeks.
The likes of Ashley Young, Charles N’Zogbia and Juan Mata have been strongly linked with moves to Anfield as Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli look to bring in players who can provide ammunition for strikers Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.
Maxi was brought to Merseyside by Rafa Benitez in January 2010 and has 11 goals in 38 starts for the club.