Anfield side close in on Craven Cottage star.
LIVERPOOL want to sign attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey for £6million.
The Fulham star has just one year remaining on his Craven Cottage deal and extension talks have stalled.
A move to Anfield is now on the cards as they prepare a formal bid this week – but Fulham will try to hold out for more cash.
One can see why Liverpool, or any side, would be interested in American Clint Dempsey but could the Anfield side really pick up the 29 year old for just £6m? Yes the Fulham man has just a year to run on his current deal but the West London side may not wish to accept such an offer even if it meant losing the player ‘on a free’ in a year’s time.
Dempsey has steadily progressed during his six seasons at Craven Cottage and peaked last term with 23 goals in all competitions. He is a player that Rodgers would be sure to be interested in given that the new Liverpool boss is probably all to aware of the lack of attacking options in his Anfield squad.
Liverpool only have Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy as recognised striking options. The club also has a genuine lack of goal-scoring ability in it’s midfield, especially since Steven Gerrard’s goal return begun to dip over the past three seasons.
To this end Rodgers made a move to sign Icelandic attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson but the 22 year old moved to Tottenham instead.
Liverpool’s American owners may be especially keen to land Dempsey who they may feel could help the club lay the foundations for an improve branding in North America with such a purchase.
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