Anfield boss pushes on with Ricky van Wolfswinkel move.
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Liverpool will make a firm approach for FC Utrecht forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel when the transfer window reopens in January.
The 21-year-old has been a revelation in the Eredivisie this season scoring 11 times and contributing over a third of the goals his team have recorded in the league. He began the campaign in sensational form, netting a hat-trick in the Europa League qualifier against Celtic and has not looked back since.
At 6′ 1″, van Wolfswinkel has the physique – as well as the talent – to excel in the Premier League and Liverpool are believed to be the front-runners for his signature. The Reds have cast their net wide but have missed out on some of their primary targets such as Antonio Cassano who is AC Milan bound.
Liverpool will hope to get their man for around £8m though Utrecht are looking for a fee above £10m. (Sportingo)
Roy Hodgson appears to be a big fan of the prolific Utrecht striker and by all accounts the Dutch club are looking likely to cash in on the 21 year old who has been in a hot streak of form this season. Ricky van Wolfswinkel may well be more famous for his hilarious name than his footballing ability at present but the signs are there that the sharp shooting striker is set for big things.
With 19 goals already to his name some have likened the former Vitesse man to a certain Ruud Van Nistelrooy who of course had no problem finding the back of the net. Liverpool are looking to bring in new signings that have a nod to the future as opposed to simply signing players for the here and now, Wolfswinkel may well be able to bridge the gap as he appears to have enough about him to be put into Premier League action straight away.
The strong powerful physique the forward possesses may well make him an ideal signing but a lot would appear to depend on how much the player’s club are looking to make from the sale.
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