Anfield side keen on Valencia star.
Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli has identified Valencia’s in form striker Roberto Soldado as a target he feels will give his Anfield side a much needed injection of fire-power.
The 26 year old former Real Madrid man has got his career back on track in the last three years after stagnating at the Bernabeu and is now attracting the attention of many prospective suitors and is fighting his way back to the fringes of the Spanish national team set-up.
Soldado spent three troubled seasons in the Real Madrid first team without making an impact and made the move to minnows Getafe in July 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. The Valencia born striker struck 33 goals in two seasons at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez before being lured to his hometown club.
Last term he netted 25 for the Mestalla side and has followed that up with 10 in 16 this term and Comolli has scouted the predatory finisher with a view to making an offer in the region of £15m to test the water.
Valencia have suffered financial problems over the past few seasons that has led to the sales of stars David Silva, Raul Albiol and David Villa and there may well be a need to sell once again to balance the books and Soldado may well be interested in a high profile move that could help assist in his pursuit of a return to the Spanish national team after more than three years out of Vicente Del Bosque’s squad.
January signings Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll have not gelled together and whilst the Uruguayan has been in consistent form, scoring goals and being a constant attacking threat, the £35m signing from Newcastle United has had a limp start to his Liverpool career.
Kenny Dalglish may feel it a necessity to bring in further striking options, not least because David N’Gog was offloaded to Bolton and alternative options Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt are now primarily wide players.