Anfield side should look to capture Schalke man.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with an apparent interest in experienced forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and it’s a move that boss Brendan Rodgers should look to pull off this summer.
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The 30 year old Schalke man has just a year to run on his current contract and comments made by the former Real Madrid and AC Milan man would appear to suggest he isn’t against the idea of a possible move to Merseyside, responding to speculation by stating;
‘Regarding rumours about Liverpool it’d only be fair to speak to Schalke first.
‘The negotiations with the club have been running for some time.
‘In the holidays I do not want anyone bothering me. After the holidays I’ll speak further with Schalke. This is soon enough.
‘I am now speaking with my manager and above the interests of the club. I concentrate on the World Cup.’
If Liverpool are to sell Luis Suarez, which appears fairly likely given reports that such a deal is imminent, then Brendan Rodgers will need to look to further strengthen his attack having already signed Rickie Lambert and with both Iago Aspas and Fabio Borini failing to impress there is even more of a need to invest in another option in the final third.
Huntelaar wasn’t given much of a chance at either the Bernabeu or the San Siro but has been a big success in Germany, netting 91 goals in 139 appearances for Schalke.
Given his contractual situation a move for the one time Ajax man wouldn’t cost a great deal and the forward has the top level experience that could come of real use as Liverpool return to Champions League action.
Having been seen to have ‘failed’ in his two high-profile moves to Spain and Italy Huntelaar may well feel he has a point to prove and Rodgers would do well to give the Dutch forward the chance to do just that.
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