Liverpool Set to Sign £4m Midfield Maestro Rodriguez: Rafa Wants Adaptable Talent

Rafa Benitez lines up deal for experienced Argentine.

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Sky Sports News understands Liverpool are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Maxi Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, who is out of contract in the summer, has fallen out of favour at Atletico and the Spaniards are understood to be willing to let him move on.

The 29-year-old is believed to be keen on a move away from the Vicente Calderon as he looks to secure his spot in Argentina’s World Cup squad by playing regular first-team football.

Boca Juniors have been linked with a move to bring the winger back to his native Argentina, but Liverpool are thought to be favourites for his signature.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is keen to bolster his squad in the January transfer window and with Rodriguez available for a small fee, he fits the bill for what Benitez is looking for. (Sky Sports)

This will indeed be good news for Liverpool and I will be glad to see the Argentine international arriving at Anfield. Maxi is vastly experienced and after seven years in La Liga he may well be keen for a new challenge, not least because Atletico Madrid are having a nightmare season and after being dumped out of the Champions League they seem highly unlikely to qualify for the tournament for next season as they find themselves 15th place.

The former Espanyol player works best out wide and can deliver great crosses into the box as well as weigh in with a good amount of goals from the midfield, some of them corkers as anyone who remembers his great finish against Mexico in the 2006 World Cup.

Rafa would love to add more creativity to the Liverpool midfield and the Merseyside outfit would be a good fit for the 29 year old as he looks to try out a new league although offers from his native Argentina could be tempting for the Rosario born star.

Benitez reportedly hopes to seal a loan deal that would turn into a permanent move in the summer and given that Maxi is valued at around £4m and that is the kind of fee that the cash strapped side can afford and such a deal would give Liverpool a shot in the arm in their pursuit of a top four finish.


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