Anfield side plot move for Nou Camp wide-man. Director of football Damien Comolli eyes up Dutch international.
Liverpool chief Damien Comolli is ready to relaunch their bid for Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay.
Now fully fit, Afellay is back in Barca coach Pep Guardiola’s first team squad, though knows he has little chance of getting past the likes of Cristian Tello and Ivan Cuenca in the manager’s long-term plans.
Inter Milan have already made contact with Afellay’s camp about his plans and learned Barca will accept a bid of £6 million at the end of the season.
Things have not really worked out for Ibrahim Afellay at the Nou Camp. The former PSV Eindhoven man has suffered with injuries, a loss of form and a hefty period warming the bench during his 15 months at the Catalan club and the 26 year old is now reportedly open to leaving the La Liga side in search of regular first team football.
The adaptable attacker may be just what Liverpool are looking for as they look to boost the creativity in their midfield, to help provide the ammunition for the club’s strikers as well as offering a much needed goal threat for a side that has struggled for goals this term.
This lack of goals has seen possibly winning positions turned into draws, as has been the case in far too many home matches, and Damien Comolli may well feel that Afellay could be a very wise addition and if he can be bought for just £6m, then a very cost effective one to boot.