Craven Cottage star set to make Anfield move?
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to bid £7.5 million for Fulham’s American star Clint Dempsey in his first major transfer raid.
Rodgers wants to snap up Dempsey quickly and tie up a deal before the Kop fly to the shooting star’s homeland next week.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Fulham boss Martin Jol will be loathed to lose Dempsey but an offer of £7.5m for a player who appears open to a move away from Craven Cottage and has just a year left to run on his contract may be too tempting to turn down.
Dempsey notched up 23 goals in all competitions last term and is a player who can play in a number of positions and it’s this adaptability that appeals to Rodgers who is keen to beef up his Liverpool squad this summer. A move for the United States international may well also appeal to the Merseyside club’s owners who could see such a signing as useful to boost it’s standing in the North American market.
Rodgers has earmarked moves for a number of potential additions to boost his threadbare attack, that currently only includes three recognised strikers. One of which has failed to make an impact since his £35m move to the club, namely Andy Carroll. Another, Craig Bellamy, is clearly nearing the end of his career and may well work better in a wide role. This leaves Luis Suarez as the club’s only genuinely effective striking option.
Liverpool are also reportedly set to sign £8m Italian international Fabio Borini.
Dempsey can play in an orthodox striking role or in an advanced central midfield role behind those up front.
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