Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers looks to fund spending spree by selling centre back.
LIVERPOOL will consider cashing in on defender Martin Skrtel to almost double Brendan Rodgers’ summer transfer kitty.
Manchester City will be first in the queue to snap up the Slovakian star for £20million with boss Roberto Mancini determined to make his solid defence even more impregnable.
Mancini is not totally convinced by Stefan Savic as back-up for his skipper Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott and sees Skrtel as an ideal addition to his back four.
Initially, the thought of losing Skrtel filled Liverpool with dread but it is dawning on them that £20m would be good business.
SOURCE: Daily Star
This doesn’t make a great deal of sense. Whilst it’s true that Liverpool could well do with the addition of a new attacker or two, the idea of selling the club’s most effective defensive weapon to fund such moves is more than a little backward. To do so would effectively weaken one area in order to strengthen another and would therefore not be the most sensible suggestion.
This source asserts that Brendan Rodgers will be handed a £30m transfer kitty but that he will look to increase this with the £20m the club garners from the sale of the Slovakian international. The Daily Star then outlines the four players the Northern Irishman will look to land using said funds.
Chief among Rodgers’ targets is Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson, who impressed many during his loan spell at the Liberty Stadium last term. Indeed the 22 year old was all set to sign on a permanent basis but is now said to be keen on joining his former boss at Anfield.
Sigurdsson is a player that the new Liverpool boss knows well from his time in charge at Reading where the attacking midfielder was very effective. This source states that a bid in the region of £8m will land the Hoffenheim man.