Liverpool Close In On £6m Signing of Schalke Forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Anfield side keen on Dutch international.

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According to CalcioMercato Liverpool are lining up a £6m bid for Schalke forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who may well be the ideal man to help boost the club’s threadbare attack.

Brendan Rodgers was left with just two senior strikers when he packed Andy Carroll off to West Ham in the vein hope that deadline day signings would resolve the problem, those deadline day deals didn’t however materialize.

Now that Fabio Borini has broken his foot Rodgers has to rely on Luis Suarez, who has thus far managed to shoulder the burden, netting ten goals in all competitions this season. However assistance is needed and Huntelaar could well be a cost effective solution to the problem.

Though Liverpool are clearly geared towards youth Rodgers also has to deal with short term targets as well and the 29 year old former Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan man could provide the goals that help to push the Merseyside club upwards towards the coveted top four and a £6m outlay would also help rein in costs, which will suit American owners who saw far too much money wasted on average additions during Kenny Dalglish’s tenure in charge.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar netted 48 goals in 47 games last term, a phenomenal effort that helped secure a top three spot for Huub Stevens’ side. This season the prolific forward has scored seven in 14 matches, including goals in all three Champions League group stage matches thus far.

Huntelaar is reportedly very keen on a Premier League move and as such a move to Liverpool may well be on the cards.

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