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Liverpool Offered £9m French Defensive Midfielder

Benitez considers swoop

Benoit CHEYROU

The Rumour

The representatives of Marseille midfielder Benoit Cheyrou have been in touch with Premiership clubs.

The Times says Liverpool and Juventus have been offered Cheyrou, who is the younger brother of former Reds midfielder Bruno Cheyrou.

Blackburn and Bolton have also been linked with the French winger.

The Source: (The Times as reported on tribalfootball.com)

The Analysis

I think it’s fair to say that Bruno Cheyrou, Benoit’s older brother, did not exactly cover himself in glory during his stuttering spell at Anfield, however the Marseille midfielder is an entirely different kettle of fish to the former Liverpool flop.

28 year old midfielder has been a model of consistency over the past two seasons at the Stade Venodome and is alerting the attention of many big name clubs and also on the verge of a long overdue international call-up. Cheyrou played an integral part in the club’s title challenge last term which went down to the final weekend.

Able to ping out impressive long passes and with a fair amount of vision as well as the ability to get stuck in he could prove a wise acquistion by Rafa Beniez, even more so if he were to lose any of his current crop of central midfielders.

The Likelihood

Cheyrou to Liverpool: Wouldn’t be an earth shattering purchase but may be on Rafa’s radar.

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