Anfield manager sets sights on Ligue 1 star.
Liverpool boss is hoping to make a successful move to bring in Marseille striker Mamadou Niang to Anfield. Rafa Benitez is counting on prospective new owners will hand him a cash boost in the summer so that he can correct his faltering squad. If he can’t get a cash injection he is looking to offer players in return for the Senegalese international.
The 30 year old OM captain has had a great season, finishing as joint top scorer in Ligue 1 but Benitez may feel that he can persuade the adaptable forward to make a move to the cash rich Premier League. Niang has great strength and the ability to hold up the ball well and could work very well alongside Fernando Torres.
The £14m rated Marseille man has plied his trade in France ever since turning pro at Troyes almost 13 years ago and Benitez may feel that he may be ready for a fresh challenge. Liverpool are ready to offload the likes of Albert Rieira, Ryan Babel, Philipp Degen and Yossi Benayoun and if the French club shows an interest in any of those deemed ‘surplus to requirements’ at Anfield then this would greatly aid any bid for Niang.