Anfield side keen on quality White Hart Lane performer.
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Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of making a move for Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka.
The Croatia international – valued at €15 million by transfermarkt.co.uk – has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane and, according to the Daily Mail, has his sights set on a move during the transfer window.
Liverpool are thought to be tracking the 24-year-old and now – reports tribalfootball – the Anfield club are being ‘encouraged’ to launch a bid for Corluka’s services.
The former Manchester City player is a versatile defender – able to perform equally competently at right-back or centre-back and, with constant injuries to the Liverpool defence, the acquisition of Corluka could prove to be a shrewd one.
Liverpool are thought to be in a strong position to land the Croatian thanks to director of football strategy Damien Comolli, who signed Corluka in 2008 while occupying a similar role with Spurs. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
Vedran Corluka is a quality player who is equally comfortable at full back or in the centre of defence and Harry Redknapp appears to see the Croatian as more of a squad player and not a first team regular which has led to tongues wagging about a potential move away from White Hart Lane and unsurprisingly a number of interested parties appear to be readying a move for the 24 year old.
Damien Comolli obviously has connections with the former Man City and Dynano Zagreb man and he could well be a very useful player to help beef up the Liverpool back line and Kenny Dalglish appears very keen to bring in some new blood this month.
Corluka is a very adept performer, very calm on the ball rarely flustered and has a good touch. He is able to bring others into play and at right back he knows how to balance defence and attack and he could well be a good replacement for the supposedly exit bound Glen Johnson. Youngster Martin Kelly has been impressive though but Vedran’s ability to play at centre back is an extra bonus.
Whilst Tottenham will be loathed to lose Corluka the North London club are also keen on trim costs so that Redknapp can make purchases of his own and to this end he has already loaned out David Bentley and is likely to look to do likewise with Robbie Keane and they would probably accept an offer for the price quoted by the original source and at that price it seems like a pretty good deal for Liverpool if they do indeed make an offer.
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