AZ Alkmaar man on his way to Anfield.
Liverpool have reportedly agreed an £8 million deal to sign Swedish midfielder Rasmus Elm from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.
The 24 year old has scored 10 goals in his last 17 games for the Eredivisie club this season, convincing Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish to make a move. It is reported that Elm will move to Anfield on a five-year contract worth a £40,000 a week.
The Reds manager even made a trip to Holland to watch Elm play against Feyenoord on Sunday. However, Dalglish was left disappointed since the player was absent as his wife went into labour but that did not affect the deal going through.
SOURCE: IB Times
If this source is to be believed then Liverpool may well have done a good bit of business here. Rasmus Elm is a talented attack minded midfielder who could add more of a goal-threat for the Anfield side than the players Kenny Dalglish currently has on hand in his position.
The 24 year old Swedish international has had an excellent season at AZ Alkmaar and has been tracked by a number of Premier League sides in recent months. The former Kalmar man is a set piece specialist and has a few tricks and turns up his sleeve and is able to beat his man and could be seen as the ‘Gerrard-esque’ player that Liverpool have yet to see Charlie Adam evolve into.
£8m for Elm seems more than a fair price, especially when you take into account the large sums spent on the likes of Jordan Henderson.
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