Liverpool Could Be Set to Sign Argentine Forward

Anfield side set sights on less than prolific Wigan Athletic striker.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could be set to sign another striker as he is keeping tabs on Wigan’s Franco Di Santo.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez publicly insists they are hopeful of keeping the 23-year-old Argentina international.

But privately the Wigan hierarchy fear he will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.

That has alerted Rodgers who knows Di Santo from their days together as young player and coach at Chelsea.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

One does wonder why Liverpool would loan out Andy Carroll to West Ham, seemingly not a player Brendan Rodgers sees as part of his long term plans, only to then look to bring in Wigan Athletic forward Franco Di Santo.

The 23 year old Argentine is hardly the most prolific forward in the Premier League though it is true that he offers a lot more than just a goal return it is also equally true that a striker will always be generally judged on how often he hits the back of the net.

The former Chelsea man hit a run of form at the start of the campaign, scoring three goals in six matches which then led to speculation about interest in the Latics man who has subsequently failed to net in 12 consecutive Premier League fixtures.

Di Santo did earn a national team call-up off the back of this run but is still surely no more of a striking talent than Andy Carroll and whilst a move next summer to sign the Wigan Athletic man on a free transfer may appeal it seems unlikely the Anfield side would invest money to lure the former Newell’s Old Boys youth team player to Merseyside.

Franco Di Santo has netted a total of 11 goals in 80 appearances for Wigan and that fine run comes off the back of an even more disastrous spell at Blackburn Rovers where he scored one goal in 25 matches during a season long loan spell at Ewood Park.

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