AFTER admitting that he may look to pursue ‘quality’ loan deals from abroad in an attempt to bolster his squad for the upcoming season, Liverpool are now being linked with a move for Real Madrid’s midfield misfit, Nuri Sahin.
The Spanish newspaper, Marca, has reported that Liverpool wish to take Sahin on a season-long loan, and that the deal could suit all parties.
The Turkish international struggled to make an impact during his first season in the Spanish capital after signing from German champions, Borussia Dortmund.
Injuries blighted his debut season at the Bernabeu, where he didn’t make his official debut until November – making just three more appearances that season after failing to break into the then-established squad. The playmaker is now in need of consistent first team action, or would risk his career slipping further backwards – something which Jose Mourinho is conscious of.
The 23-year old has been strongly linked with Arsenal over the last few days, however it is the Real Madrid manager’s cordial relationship with the Reds new boss, that many see as the reason why Anfield would be Sahin’s most likely destination should any loan deal materialise.
If Rodgers can use his friendly connections with Mourinho, then Liverpool could land a player once hailed as the next bright young thing to come out of the German league, and a creative midfield player that the team currently lacks.
On potential loan deals and transfers before the start of the new season, Rodgers stated:
“There are some quality players in that market that I have enquired about and spoken to the European managers on.
“The make-up of the [Liverpool FC] group will change before the season starts and that will change the dynamic of the team also.”
Meanwhile is has been reported that Liverpool will accept a fee of £22 million for Danish centre-back Daniel Agger, if Manchester City are serious about signing him. It has also been suggested that City may look to offer a fee in the region of £18 million, plus attacking outcast Adam Johnson – a player the Reds have been tracking for a number of seasons.
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