Bernabeu bit-part player on his way to Anfield.
Liverpool are confident of completing the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin on Friday after Arsenal ended their interest.
The Reds offered to pay a larger proportion of Sahin’s £115,000 wages, swinging the deal in their favour.
There will also be an option to buy the player for £14m at the end of the loan.
“Hopefully in the next 24 hours we’ll get some confirmation,” said Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. “It’s quite far [along]. He’s a very good footballer.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
So it seems Arsenal were unprepared to stump up the lions share of Nuri Sahin’s hefty pay packet, therefore ending their hopes of signing the Real Madrid man. At which point Liverpool became the favourites to land the 23 year old, no doubt helped by the fact that Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho know each other well from their time together at Chelsea.
The Anfield boss may well have been looking to bring in an extra creative midfield option and Sahin may well be hoping to re-ignite his career after a forgettable first year at the Spanish giants.
The German born Turkish international made just four La Liga appearances last term as Jose Mourinho’s side romped to the title and the potential arrival of Luka Modric would have left the former Borussia Dortmund even further off the first team starting spots.
Rodgers may well now have a surfeit of midfield options with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Joe Allen, Lucas Leiva, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, Jay Spearing, Jonjo Shelvey and Joe Cole all potential central options. Therefore one might expect a player or two could be offloaded, or loaned out in the last week of the transfer window.
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