Bernabeu wing back on Anfield radar.
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Liverpool have reportedly made contact with Real Madrid over the signing of Dutch defender Royston Drenthe.
The 23-year-old wing back is currently on a season-long loan at La Liga side Hercules, earning rave-reviews for his performances at the surprise package in Spanish football at the moment.
Liverpool are thought to have been impressed by Drenthe’s performances at the José Rico Pérez stadium, and Spanish paper Sport notes that Jose Mourinho would be willing to listen to offers for the former U21 international.
The player is not thought to feature in Los Blancos’ long-term plans under ‘the special one’, and the Reds could capitalise with a discount deal for the player.
Drenthe, who began his senior career with Feyenoord in 2005, was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer before settling on a Spanish loan move with the newly promoted side.
Roy Hodgson is still thought to be keen on bringing the player to Anfield, and it’s thought that Liverpool will have to pay a fee in the region of £8 million for the player.
The Merseyside outfit are light in the left back position, and will look to strengthen thanks to financial investment from new owners NESV, who are thought to have given the Liverpool boss a £30 million transfer budget to play with. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
Liverpool have been linked with a number of left sided options in recent weeks and Roy Hodgson was reportedly keen on a move for Royston Drenthe a couple of months ago before the Dutch international was farmed out on loan to Hercules, a move that has worked well for the youngster.
The 23 year old has a good turn of pace and is a very attack minded full back and at £8m would be a decent investment and a player who the club could realistically secure despite their very poor start to their Premier League campaign.