This source is reporting that Rafa B is considering a swoop that looks like a very wise one to help ease the pressure on El Nino.
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is reportedly set to test Bordeaux’s resolve with a £13 million bid for Fernando Cavenaghi, though the French club remain committed to retaining the striker’s services.
The Argentina international has been a huge hit at the club since his move in January 2007 following a disappointing spell in Russia with Spartak Moscow, netting 22 goals in 35 matches last term and, famously, 10 times in 9 games during a purple patch.
And while Reds manager Benitez has a number of options at his disposal in the striking department, the former Valencia boss is reportedly keen to offload Dirk Kuyt to make way for a more prolific goalscorer to ease the pressure on Fernando Torres. (goal.com)
When Cavenaghi left River Plate for Russia, everyone thought he would be the next big thing on the scene. However, his time at Spartak was strangely muted and people thought that a move to the then-distinctly-average Bordeaux side would be a big step backwards, but the clever striker has done a marvellous job at the club, helping them to second place in Laurent Blanc’s first season as manager.
After finishing his first season with 22 goals, he has managed another four already this season, and has therefore been on the radar of several big clubs. Rafa Benitez could well need another front man to help ease the burden on Fernando Torres and, to a lesser extent, Robbie Keane. After all, the Merseyside club will probably end up playing anywhere between 50-60 games this season, and that can take its toll. Do Liverpool fans think that this move would be a good one to make?