Anfield’s director of football keen on Nou Camp pair.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Barcelona starlet Cristian Tello.
The 20-year-old Spain youth international is out of contract at the end of next season and has been targeted by several clubs, including Valencia, Malaga and Benfica.
Pep Guardiola has tried to convince the forward that he has a future at the Nou Camp by promoting him from the B team and giving him eight appearances in the last three months.
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Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita has revealed he is “flattered” to be linked with Liverpool and could be ready to move to Anfield in search of regular first team football.
Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli says fans should not expect a rush of new signings in the summer.
“It is early days. We will probably make some adjustments in the summer but nothing that we’ve done before,” he said.
“We have done the hard work and now it is a question of making some adjustments in certain positions.
“Kenny has said it several times that we have a very competitive squad and all positions are covered by two or three players, quality players, and we have a lot of young players coming through as well.”
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Given the fact that Liverpool have invested upwards of £120m in their squad over the past year and a bit it makes sense that the Merseyside club would not look to make big money moves this summer and that is why an intelligent playing of the transfer market may be in order.
Damien Comolli has done business with Barcelona in the past, pulling off the surprise signing of Giovani dos Santos when he was at Tottenham, and a move for this duo makes a great deal of sense.
Cristian Tello is an up and coming attacker who may feel that he could struggle to break through at the Nou Camp given that the likes of Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez, David Villa, Pedro and Isaac Cuenca stand in his way in the striking and wide areas that he plies his trade in.
The 20 year old has been very effective when called upon this term, netting four goals in eight appearances this season and Pep Guardiola has handed the youngster more first team action in order to persuade the one time Espanyol youth team players to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Seydou Keita is at the other end of his footballing spectrum and the Mali international would like to get more first team action in the latter stages of his career and a move to Liverpool could help him secure just that. Craig Bellamy has proven that though the Anfield side do have an eye to youthful additions they do also see the value of veteran signings who add strength in depth and much needed top level experience.
The Barcelona midfielder could add more steel to a side that only really has Lucas Leiva and the hit and miss Jay Spearing for defensive midfield options.
The chances of luring both the Barcelona players would of course be greatly increased by a top four finish but failure to gain Champions League qualification may not be crucial in these instances.