Anfield side target Turkish international.
Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli has earmarked a January move for Turkish international Mevlut Erdinc as the Anfield side looks to bring in striking alternatives to help remedy the club’s lack of firepower and looming FA ban handed to striker Luis Suarez.
Turkish international Erdinc has been strongly linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes pretty much from the moment the Ligue 1 side started a massive spending spree in the summer following the arrival of Qatari investors who were keen to bankroll the club’s ambitions for a first domestic title in almost two decades.
The 24 year old has struggled to get a run in the first team as new signing Kevin Gameiro has made the starting spot his own and been a fairly consistent marksman since his move from Lorient to PSG. This has led Erdinc to consider his options and the former Sochaux man is said to have a list of prospective suitors keen on snapping him up, including Premier League side Newcastle United.
A move to Anfield is sure to tempt the French born striker who moved to the PSG after a couple of solid seasons leading the line at Sochaux. In his first season at the capital club Erdinc netted a very healthy 19 goals in 36 appearances but last term struggled for form that left boss Antoine Kombouare needing to consider new alternatives, hence the purchasing of Gameiro.
Liverpool could do with more attacking options as thus far they have had to rely heavily on the aforementioned Suarez for both goals and a fair bit of link up play. The Uruguayan has done well in his first year at the Merseyside club but Andy Carroll, who joined the club the same week as the former Ajax man, is still to make an impact.
Erdinc may well offer Kenny Dalglish another attacking dimension and given his lack of first team action at PSG he may well be a realistic, and cost effective, January acquisition.