Liverpool Close to Securing Very Good £7m Player Swap Deal

Seems like a good bit of business.

The Rumour

Juventus hope to land Liverpool fullback Andrea Dossena in a cash-plus-player swap.

Dossena has already gone public with his hopes of joining Juve this summer after failing to settle on Merseyside.

Juve chiefs Alessio Secco and Jean-Claude Blanc are preparing a bid of £4 million cash plus left-back Paolo de Ceglie in exchange for Dossena.

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The Analysis

In the current financial climate I think we will start seeing a lot more player swap deals as club’s attempt to cut back on actual cash spending by freeing up squad members in lieu of sums of money. In this instance the swap in question greatly benefits Rafa Benitez.

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After Andrea Dossena made it clear last week that he wished to leave Liverpool after a single troubled season there wasn’t much the boss could do but try to make the best of a bad situation. So if in this proposed deal the club gets cold hard cash as well as the impressive 22 year old left back De Ceglie then it’s a deal that will surely be sealed as soon as possible.

The sturdy full back has a smattering of Serie A performances but has shown enough to be a regular in the Italian Under 21 set-up and if Benitez believe he has potential then clearly such a deal is very much a winner for a club looking to bring in more and more up and coming talent.

The Likelihood

Dossena/DeCeglie Swap Deal: Seems eminently possible.

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