Liverpool to Make Bumper Offer for £6m Premier League Failure!


Sports - September 25, 2007

The Rumour

Liverpool are being linked with Torino midfielder Blerim Dzemaili.

Sources close to the player have told Tuttomercatoweb that Liverpool have made a bumper offer for the Switzerland international.

Dzemaili only signed for Toro from Bolton Wanderers last season, but is seeking to move on after their relegation.

The Source: (Tuttomercatoweb as reported on

The Analysis

You’d be forgiven for wondering who the hell Blerim Dzemaili is but apparently Rafa Benitez is very aware of the Swiss international midfielder and wants to sign him up from relegation bound Torino.

Blerim’s Premier League career was practically non existent but when Sam Allardyce signed him for Bolton he said, and I quote, “Dzemaili is a fantastic player, who has played for the best team in Switzerland for the past three years. For someone so young, he has a wealth of experience. At the tender age of 20, he is the skipper of FC Zurich and is expected to become a regular international for Switzerland in the years ahead. He has hardly missed a game for FC Zurich since he started playing for them at the age of 17. I am excited by the prospect of working with Blerim next season”. So thrilled as the then Bolton manager about working with the player that in the two years he was contracted to the Reebok he didn’t play a single minute of top tier football and in fact only represented the side for 44 minutes in an FA Cup tie (which they lost).

Quite where this story has come from I really can’t imagine but I would be shocked if it ever happened and this speculation is probably more as a result of an over imaginative agent!

The Likelihood

Dzemaili to Liverpool: Nope!

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