Amsterdam club could be set for more Anfield raids.
Fresh from capturing Luis Suarez from Dutch giants Ajax, Liverpool are reportedly preparing a moves to sign two more of the club’s top talents. Anfield director of football Damien Comolli is keen on bringing in highly rated defender Jan Vertonghen whilst continuing to pursue Danish teenager Christian Eriksen.
Liverpool’s owners are ready to hand Kenny Dalglish significant transfer funds this summer with the emphasis on youthful additions who can be the nucleus of a new era for the Merseyside club and with that in mind the club secured the likes of Suarez and Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll.
With two of Liverpool’s centre back’s being the wrong side of 30, Jamie Carragher and Sotiris Kyrgiakos, a move for talented Belgian international Jan Vertonghen would make a great deal of sense. The 23 year old can play in a number of positions and is a determined centre back who also thrives as a defensive midfielder and with almost 200 top level appearances to his name has a great deal of experience.
The likes of Arsenal and Man United have also been linked with moves for the powerfully built determined customer who is said to be valued at around £8-10m. Given that Ajax are experiencing financial problems that could be worsened if they once again fail to secure Champions League football next term, then deals could be had a bargain prices.
Christian Eriksen is a player that Liverpool have been monitoring for some time now and the and the 19 year old attacking midfielder is rightly considered one of the hottest prospects in his age group. Already a regular in the Danish international set-up, the talented flair player may be persuaded to leave Holland if he felt that a move could further his career.
A move to Liverpool could appeal to teenager but the hopes of nabbing Eriksen could be hampered by the apparent interest from Barcelona.