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Liverpool Ready to Make £12m Playmaker Summer Signing Number Two?

As one new addition looks set to move to Anfield another could be hot on his heels!

The Rumour

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According to reports in the Turkish press Liverpool and Manchester United are gearing up for a battle for the exciting young Turkish winger Arda Turan this summer. The player is expected to leave Galatasaray with the club finishing a highly disappointing 5th in the Turkish league, 10 points behind champions Besiktas.

An added bonus for potential suitors of Arda is the player’s versatility as he can play on either flank or even in a more central role. Liverpool have been strongly linked to the golden boy of Turkish football as Rafa Benitez has been looking to add some much needed flair to his strong outfit.

The Source: (Football Pools.com)

The Analysis

It appears that Glen Johnson is almost in the bag (so to speak), but there is speculation mounting that Rafa Benitez is looking to add Arda Turan to his squad and will fight Man United tooth and nail to capture the talented young Turkish international.

The 22 year old Galatasaray playmaker is a very exciting young talent who has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham in recent months but many sources have claimed that if he is to move to the Premier League then it will be Sir Alex and Benitez most likely to capture him.

Even at his relatively young age he has racked up a good level of experience and has been impressive whilst on Champions League duty and was singled out as one of the top performers at last summer’s European Championships. He is an adaptable player who works well out on the left but can also play in midfield or in the pocket behind the strikers.

The Likelihood

Turan to Liverpool: A lot will depend on how much money Rafa is willing to pay because Man United of course have the new found wealth bestowed upon them from the huge Cristiano Ronaldo sale.

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