Anfield boss ready for Rafa Benitez bid for Daniel Agger.
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Rafa Benitez is planning to raid former club Liverpool for Daniel Agger as he hunts a replacement for stopper Walter Samuel.
The Argentine is out for the season after scans showed he suffered serious ligament damage to the knee in the clash with Brescia.
That has left Benitez short of defensive options and he has been given the green light to bring in reinforcements in the transfer window.
Danish international Agger is top of his wish list. The pair worked together during Benitez’s time at Anfield.
And it was on the insistence of Benitez that the Anfield board agreed to hand the defender a new four year, £70,000 a week deal in May 2009.
Agger has missed a large chunk of the season with a calf problem but Benitez is hopeful he will recover his fitness by the time the transfer window opens.
And Benitez said: “Since we’ve lost such an important player as Samuel, we will have to arrange the roster in January.’’ (Daily Mirror)
There is a school of thought that believes that Roy Hodgson and Daniel Agger don’t get on and that the Anfield boss does not rate the Danish defender too highly. The 25 year old started the season in his less comfortable position of left back and then made some comments that appeared to suggest he wasn’t a big fan of the style of football the club were adopting under their new boss.
Rafa Benitez is however a big fan of the former Brondby man and this source believes he could be pounced upon by the San Siro boss as a long term replacement for Walter Samuel and if indeed the Inter Milan boss made an offer for the £12m rated defender then perhaps Hodgson would take the money?
Would Liverpool fans like to see Agger playing regularly when regularly fit or is he a player the club can afford to lose?