Liverpool Close In on Impressive £12m January Signing to Partner Torres – Pandev

Good solid customer to play alongside El Nino.

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Sports News - February 03, 2009

Liverpool owners to provide Rafael Benitez with £12 million in transfer funds
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will be given a £12 million kitty to spend in the January transfer window in a bid to bolster the club’s chances of winning the Premier League title.

Who retains spending power at Anfield has been a topic of contention in recent years but with the side having already suffered three defeats this season – one more than last term in its entirety – it looks like co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks will provide Benitez will the necessary funds for improvement.

According to the Mail, the Spaniard has already earmarked Lazio striker Goran Pandev as a potential new partner for Fernando Torres and following recent comments made by Gillett, any signings completed in January will have to prove fruitful as speculation over Benitez’s future remains rife. (Telegraph)

Forward Goran Pandev could well be a reasonable purchase for Rafa to make given his relatively small transfer budget. The 26 year old Macedonian has been at Lazio for five years now and has made noises about being interested in a move to the Premier League.

The £12m rated former Inter Milan man offers a good foil for El Nino, he is good in the air and holds the ball up well and can create space for Fernando Torres and whilst he isn’t prolific he can certainly weigh in with a decent tally and more importantly take some slack off Liverpool’s top marksman.


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