Reds boss unsure over Sahin deal.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted he doesn’t know whether he’ll be able to buy – or even afford – on loan Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.
After a slow start, the Turk has scored three goals in his last two games for Liverpool and looks set to establish himself in the side in the absence of the injured Lucas and suspended Jonjo Shelvey.
Rodgers is reportedly keen to keep hold of 24-year-old permanently but the Northern Irishman has insisted it’s too make decisions about Sahin’s future.
“I don’t look beyond the loan period because there are lots of things which will determine whether he ever came here (permanently),” the former Swansea boss told the Daily Mail.
“One has to be availability. Jose (Mourinho) may decide after one year playing he is really the type of player he wants around his squad.
“Two: He might not be affordable. Affordability is important as well.
“We’d all love Lionel Messi but whether you can afford him or he’s available is another thing.
“All I can concentrate on is Sahin coming in here and helping him become the best player he can possibly be.
“If he finds he enjoys it here and he fits into the way we work, which I am sure he would do because he is a good guy and understands the game tactically and is prepared to fight for the club, then that is something come the end of the season we will talk about.
“But at this stage it is way too early. He is just starting to get up to speed fitness-wise but what he is is a real good guy and you have seen his performances.
“He has a wonderful left foot and the ability to score a goal and he was the captain of Borussia Dortmund at a very young age so he’s got those natural leadership qualities.”
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