Liverpool Ready To Thrash Out Deal For £10m Midfielder

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The Rumour

Javi Martinez is regarded as one of the best prospects in Spain. And Bilbao, who have the 20-year-old under contract until 2012, want around £10m.

But Liverpool boss Benitez wants to thrash out a cut-price deal.

Martinez said: “Any player would want to be part of such a good squad.”

The Source: (Daily Mirror)

The Analysis

Clearly a move Javi is either a way of Rafa continued push to build for what promises to be a bright future or Benitez’s way to deal the potential exit of Xabi Alonso who according to statements from his agent appears ready to quit the club.

The young Bilbao midfielder is indeed a hot prospect who would already have been capped by his country had there not been such a wealth of established quality players in his position but Javi’s time will come and perhaps he feels that he has no choice but to leave his mid table La Liga side for pastures new and a move to the Premier League and in particular to a Liverpool side which already employs a great many fellow countrymen is sure to be part of his thinking.

I am sure many Anfield fans would hope that this move wouldn’t act as a way of leveraging an Alonos exit perhaps Martinez could simply be brought in place of donkeys such as Lucas?

The Likelihood

Martinez to Liverpool: If Rafa wants him badly enough then I see this move as very much on the cards.

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