Anfield boss to launch move for Benfica star.
Portuguese source Record are today reporting that Liverpool are to make an offer of €18m (£14m) for Benfica playmaker Nicolas Gaitan.
The 24 year old has enjoyed two very competent seasons at Benfica, helping the Lisbon side to mount a very laudable title challenge last term, before losing out in the final weeks of the campaign. The Argentine international may well be tempted by a move to the Premier League and could feel that his side is some way off the pace set by all conquering FC Porto.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is seemingly an admirer of Gaitan and could well be looking to bring in a goal-scoring midfielder, hence his previous interest in Gylfi Sigurdsson, who opted instead for a move to Tottenham over the chance to link up with his former boss.
Gaitan has notched up 13 goals and 25 assists over this two years at the Estadio da Luz and it’s just that type of effective creative talent that Liverpool do with in order to link midfield and attack.
Charlie Adam was brought in last summer to fulfill a similar role but the Scot faded as the season wore and a move to add further flair to his Anfield squad appears to be an area Rodgers will look to invest in this summer.
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