Italian on his way back to Serie A?
His move to Napoli collapsed during the summer, but Liverpool’s Andrea Dossena is set for another round of talks.
The full-back was on the verge of making the transfer to the Stadio San Paolo when the club baulked at the £10m price-tag.
Seeing as the Partenopei have struggled in recent months, they are going back on the market for wide men in January.
“The negotiations remained in stand-by,” commented Dossena’s agent Federico Pastorello.
“It would only be an issue of starting again. We’ll see what happens.”
Dossena is still finding it difficult to find a spot in the Liverpool squad and would be eager for a return to Serie A ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
“I don’t know if things could’ve gone better with Dossena at Napoli,” mused Pastorello. (Football Italia)
With Fabio Aurelio back from injury and Emiliano Insua doing well at left back it seems that we could probably afford to allow Dossena make his much expected move back to Italy. He had an up and down season last term and at times looked woefully off the pace and with positional issues making him a bit of a loose cannon.
However he did come back to prominence with those goals against Man United and Real Madrid that should seal his place in the hearts of the fans but to be honest he has been a real disappointment. He arrived as supposedly one of the best full backs in Serie A and I was hoping that he would do well but he has fallen down the pecking order and if he does harbour hopes of making the Italian World Cup squad, he won’t find it easy to convince Lippi of his merits whilst sitting on the Anfield bench.
I have read some reports suggesting that a fee of around £4.5m may be enough to whisk him to Napoli and given our financial situation I would imagine we would take that money and run.