Liverpool Linked With Surprise Move for Less Than Prolific Wigan Athletic Forward Franco Di Santo

Anfield side take an interest in DW Stadium striker for some reason.

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Liverpool could be set to make a stunning bid for Wigan Athletic forward Franco di Santo, who looks likely to leave the DW Stadium.

Di Santo was recently called up to the Argentina squad in place of Carlos Tevez, and has been a good figurehead for the Latics attack.

Three goals in seven games already this season indicate the progress Di Santo has made, and a strong and tall forward with decent pace is something Liverpool are lacking under Brendan Rodgers.

Though Andy Carroll offers strength and height, his lack of mobility counts against him in Rodgers’ ideal of Liverpool’s playing style.

Franco Di Santo is a much more willing runner, who participates well in build up play and can even time late runs into the box.

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This may well be placed in the ‘thanks, but no thanks’ department of strikers linked with a move to Anfield.

Franco Di Santo is a player of questionable ability who may well be available for a relatively small fee due to being out of contract in the summer but is surely a worse option that Andy Carroll, who Brendan Rodgers happily sent to West Ham on loan.

Rodgers will be more than familiar with Di Santo as he was at Chelsea at the same time as the Argentine was trying, and failing, to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

If the idea is that the 23 year old could somehow add more of a goal threat that currently relies solely on Luis Suarez for end product then such a plan is doomed to failure.

Di Santo has played a total of 96 top tier appearances and has scored an abject total of 11 goals in the process.

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