Liverpool want £6m quality centre back: Could be a very clever signing

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Rafa Benitez eyes up a very experienced campaigner to help beef up his defence.

Liverpool and Juventus have signalled their intention to sign VfB Stuttgart defender Fernando Meira, his agent has claimed.

It is understood that Meira has made no secret of his interest in a new challenge after six years of play with the German outfit, who finished in 6th place in Bundesliga.

The player’s agent, Roger Wittman, claims that Stuttgart have agreed to let the player leave in the close-season in case an offer from a big club is made.

“As soon as the player is on the transfer list, everything will happen very fast. There is always interest in a player with his qualities,” Wittman told Stuttgarter Zeitung.

Wittman further added that Liverpool and Juventus are both keeping tabs on his client. (

The 30 year old Portuguese international is a solid defender and could be a very useful player to bring into the Liverpool squad. The capture of Skrtel in January was an inspired signing by Benitez and with Daniel Agger coming back from injury things look rosy in the Anfield defence but having a player like £6m rated Meira around to keep others on their toes would be a very good idea. This would be even more relevant should the side challenge on multiple fronts or suffer any long term injuries. How many more signings do Liverpool fans think that Rafa should sew up before the window closes and who ideally should those signings be?

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