Liverpool to Launch Bid for Real Madrid Defender

Anfield side keen on Spanish international.

Liverpool ‘ready to enter Raul Albiol transfer race’

Raul Albiol could be on his way to the Premier League in the summer transfer window after it emerged both Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in him.

The defender has struggled to hold down a first-team place since joining Real Madrid from Valencia in 2009 and looks certain to move on at the end of the season.

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have already indicated they are keen to land the 26-year-old, but they will face competition from major clubs across Europe, including City and Liverpool.


Whilst the main focus of concern for Kenny Dalglish may stem from the lack of cutting edge up front that doesn’t mean that the Scot is necessary happy with his back-line and hence a move for Real Madrid squad player Raul Albiol would be a wise one to consider.

With Daniel Agger continuing to struggle with persistent injuries and Jamie Carragher clearly coming towards the end of his lengthy Liverpool career there may well be room, and a need, for Dalglish to consider a move for the Spanish international.

Jose Mourinho appears to have little use for the former Valencia man, who has started just six of Real Madrid’s 47 games in all competitions this term.

Real Madrid paid £12m for Albiol back in 2009 but may well accept a far smaller fee as Mourinho looks to trim his squad ahead of UEFA’s FPP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines that are due to come in to force.

Albiol has amassed a total of over 300 top tier appearances in Spain and has 31 national team caps and at 26 still has the ability to deliver on his obvious potential and perhaps he will look to do so with the Merseyside club?

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