Liverpool, Fulham, West Ham & QPR In £5m Battle to Sign Spanish Forward Nolito

Host of Premier League outfits take interest in out of favour Benfica attacker.

Fulham and West Ham are set for a £5million January transfer battle to land Benfica attacking midfielder Nolito.

He has caught the attention of Liverpool, who, along with QPR, have also been monitoring the 26-year-old.

After his bright start at the Lisbon club he joined on a free transfer, Nolito has now fallen from favour and is eyeing a move to the Premier League when the transfer window opens after Christmas.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Nolito has struggled to retain a spot in Benfica’s first team this term, which is a tad surprising given his very decent record last term, when he netted 15 goals in all competitions as the Lisbon based side ran FC Porto close for the domestic title.

The 26 year old former Barcelona man may well be keen on a move to the Premier League and of the four clubs mentioned a move to Liverpool would perhaps hold the most allure, though clearly a move to London may also prove a draw for the adaptable attacker who can play either on the wing or in an orthodox striking role.

Brendan Rodgers is in dire need of attacking alternatives and Nolito is the type of impressive talent who is comfortable on the ball and could be used as a potential foil for Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan currently ploughing something of a lone furrow at present.

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