Liverpool poised for Sensational £26m Spanish Swap Deal

The all new rumour reporting article system is in full effect!

The Rumour

Liverpool are set for a sensational raid on Atletico Madrid for striker Diego Forlan.

Sport says former Manchester United striker Forlan has already agreed personal terms with Liverpool and will be sold by Atletico in the summer.

The Madrid giants are reluctant to go lower than Forlan’s current £30 million buyout clause, but a deal for around £20 million could be settled if Liverpool include midfielder Lucas Leiva in their offer.

Despite flopping at United, Forlan is regarded as among the Spanish Liga’s best strikers and is threatening Barcelona star Samuel Eto’o for this season’s Golden Boot.

The Source: (Sport as reported on

The Analysis

Would it matter that Forlan is a former Man United star? Would it matter that the Uruguayan is pushing 30? Would it matter that the Atletico Madrid man flopped big time when he attempted to make it in the Premier League? If the answer to all these three is no, then perhaps this could be a good deal.

Whilst at first glance the fee linked with the deal to bring Diego Forlan from the La Liga to Anfield seems inflated you only have to see just how in form the former Villarreal man is in to realise the deal is not so far fetched. An amazing return of 27 goals in 30 league matches says it all and the rumours are abound that the hotshot wants out of Madrid’s lesser club and could be persuaded to give a move back to England another shot.

Rafa needs an attacking option that takes the strain off Fernando Torres, is Forlan the answer?

As for bringing Lucas Leiva into the deal, well i am sure that may be considered a win/win thing by most Liverpool fans, no?

The Likelihood

Forlan to Liverpool: If Rafa fails to snare any of the Valencia’s top notch Spaniards then this could happen, but still a long shot.

Get a free £10 bet on Liverpool by joining William Hill now.

More Stories Atletico Madrid CF Diego Forlan Liverpool FC Lucas Leiva Manchester United FC rafa benitez