Liverpool Move Closer to Impressive £8m Tuncay Deal

Could be a good addition.

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Liverpool could be set to renew their interest in Middlesborough striker Tuncay as they look to bolster their attacking options.

With two weeks of the transfer window remaining, Reds boss Rafa Benitez will be assesing his options up front with Fernando Torres the only experienced forward at the club.

Tuncay was linked with a move to Anfield earlier in the summer, but was speculation that never came to fruition.

Boro boss Gareth Southgate admitted today that he doesn’t expect the Turkish international to stay at the Riverside beyond the end of the month.

“We haven’t had any bids for him but while we have him, I want to make the best use of him,” he told BBC Tees.

“Unfortunately we don’t expect to have Tuncay beyond the end of this month.”

Tuncay scored 15 goals in 67 games for Middlesborough before they were relegated to the Championship in May this year. (This is Anfield)

Tuncay is a player that has impressed me on the occasions I have seen him in action and could well be the perfect support striker for Fernando Torres. The Turkish international offers a good link between midfield and attack and whilst he isn’t the most prolific striker around he offers a great many other attributes that could come in very handy.

He tackles back and is committed to the core. Even in a struggling Middlesbrough side its easy to see his quality and he could be used very effectively in Europe as his game is even more geared to the slower build up and methodical approach usually associated with the continental game.

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