Bernabeu midfielder keen on Anfield move.
The agent of Esteban Granero has told The International Business Times UK that the Spaniard could join Liverpool in the summer.
The 24-year-old continues to play an increasingly peripheral role under Jose Mourinho and has subsequently been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this month, amid apparent interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.
Although links to Arsenal were dismissed, the Spaniard’s agent suggested Liverpool were interested in the former Getafe midfielder and intimated Granero could move to Anfield in the summer, should his current hiatus from first team duties at the Bernabeu continue.
“He’s finding his chances limited at Real. He’s keen for a move away – possibly to Liverpool.” Lazaro told The IBTimes UK.
While happy to reveal Liverpool’s reputed advances, Lazaro suggested Granero would remain at the Bernabeu beyond this month’s transfer window, regardless of Mourinho’s intention to move the player on.
Lazaro hinted that the technically gifted midfielder is unsettled in the Spanish capital due to his lack of opportunities, claiming that “he just wants to play”.
He continued: “If he can’t play at Madrid then he’ll play somewhere else. It’s as simple as that.”
The aforementioned source claimed Liverpool and Granero’s other Premier League suitors could land the Madrid born star for £8 million, but a transfer to England this month now looks increasingly unlikely.
SOURCE: International Business Times
Rarely does a player’s representative specifically single out an individual team when discussing his client’s future and Esteban Granero’s agent has basically issued a ‘come and get me’ plea on behalf of the 24 year old and it may be a tempting move for Kenny Dalglish to consider.
The talented midfielder has struggled to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s first team plans and after two and a half years trying to make an impact at the Bernabeu the Spaniard may well be ready to move on. A move this month is indeed unlikely however the attacking midfielder may be available on a loan deal that could lead to a permanent deal in the summer.
The former Getafe man is still yet to win a senior national team cap and may feel that his career is stalling at Real Madrid and that a high profile Premier League move could attract the attention of Spanish national team coach Vicente del Bosque, ahead of the Euro 2012 finals this summer.
Dalglish has a number of central midfield options but Granero is an adaptable talent who could well be of great use at the Merseyside club. It is likely that Liverpool will sell Alberto Aquilani and Joe Cole in the summer, with their respective loan moves proving successful at AC Milan and Lille respectively, therefore making possible room for the Real Madrid man.