A move well worth considering!
Liverpool have been reported over the weekend about considering a bid for talented Lassana Diarra in January.
Despite building a great partnership with ex-Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, The People newspaper have claimed Diarra is unhappy in Spain and has told friends that he would welcome a return to English football.
The quality in Liverpool’s midfield has been questioned since the start of this season, as well as Rafael Benitez’s position as manager. The quality and Premier League experience of Diarra would be a great signing. However, the price tag for the former Chelsea and Arsenal star is said to be in excess of £20 million.
Liverpool will first have to resolve their well publicised financial problems before such a move can take place, otherwise the only other option for the reds is selling another one of their stars. Currently, Javier Mascherano is the only player that fulfills this criteria as Barcelona once again, will be ready to snap up the charismatic midfielder. (Give Me Football-Official PFA Website)
Now this is a piece of speculation that I would be greatly interested in seeing become a reality. Lassana Diarra is a quality defensive midfielder and a player who has shown what he is capable of on these shores. He is a player that both Chelsea and Arsenal must dearly regret allowing to slip through their fingers.
The French international wasn’t given a fair crack of the whip first at Chelsea and then at Arsenal. In fact in two and a half years at the two London clubs he managed just 13 Premier League starts and it was only at Fratton Park where he was allowed to show everyone just how capable a player he was, so much so that he ended up making the giant leap from Fratton Park to the Bernabeu on the 1st of January.
Its a move that has at times stuttered by now seems to be working pretty well for Lassana, so it’s a little surprising to hear of his unhappiness at the La Liga giants as he now enjoys a regular spot in the Real midfield.
If he really wants to return to the Premier League then it would be a great move for us if we could persuade him to join us. Clearly such a move would appear to have some connection with a potential move to La Liga by Javier Mascherano as I am not sure how else we could accommodate all options.
The £22m rated midfielder would only be a viable option if funds from a big exit from Anfield financed it.
If we did indeed lose our Argentine, and some reports suggest he is very much keen on a move to Barcelona, then I believe Diarra would more than make up for such a departure.