Liverpool Agree £25m Deal For Portuguese Star

By on May 25, 2011

According to reports in Correio da Manha, Premier League giants Liverpool have agreed a fee of £25m for Benfica left back Fabio Coentrao.

Kenny Dalgish is set to move for the 23-year old full back who has been linked with a string of high profile clubs across Europe, including Premiership rivals Chelsea and Man City.

Liverpool have made a left back their top priority in the summer and have been linked with Everton’s Leighton Baines, Arsenal’s Gael Clichy and Newcastle’s Jose Enrique in recent months.

However, it looks like we’ve now set our sights on Coentrao with the Portuguese international now being tipped to make a big money move to Anfield this summer.

The bookmakers don’t seem to have caught up with this story yet as they are still offering lengthy odds of 12/1 Coentrao will end up at Liverpool. Those are excellent odds, especially if these reports are accurate, but you can get even better odds by using a Bet365 bonus code before placing your bet.

Nothing has been confirmed by the club as yet, but this rumour is developing quickly, so watch this space!

UPDATE: As pointed out in the comments section, sources are now claiming a deal is in place with Real Madrid for Coentrao. It seems the rumour of a move to Liverpool originated from an old article on Correio de Manha, seen here.

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49 Comments

  1. Saeed Bapoo

    May 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I hope this is true because Coentrao is the best left back around at this moment.

  2. TJ

    May 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Interesting move….if this is true that would be half of Liverpool’s summer budget blown on 1 player. Would there then be enough money to strengthen the more important areas of the team? I mean Coentrao is quality, but how many assists and goals or goals saved do you think he is worth to the team from left back – compared to say spending that money on a winger?

    • kev

      May 26, 2011 at 6:05 am

      he can play left back or on the wing,good buy in that case. Quality not quantity

  3. kolade

    May 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    we have to smart in every step…according to Gerrard.Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hoping for ‘a few top quality signings’ this summer.so let wait an see..we are coming back

  4. MD

    May 26, 2011 at 3:16 am

    @TJ

    We need a left back more then we need a left mid, although we really need a left mid badly, just proves how much we need a left back. I would spend the 25 on coentrao, and the other 25 on young and another young winger that would be around 25 million

    50 mill total

  5. Vin

    May 26, 2011 at 4:14 am

    25mil for Coentrao is peanuts! It leaves a further 25mil to strengthen in other areas. Remember that the sale of the deadwood at Liverpool will generate a further 20-30mil. Aqualaini will command a 13-16 mil fee, Cole 8-10mil, konchesky 2mil, Ngog 5 mil, poulsen 3 mil, jovanovic 5mil and insua 3-5. My calculations could be wrong but that gives Liverpool an extra 30mil+ to spend on reinforcements. Not to mention the calibre of young players breaking through.

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  7. Bargeass

    May 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I’ve just read today’s edition of Correio da Manha, nowhere in the article does it mention Liverpool, and it states, as it has for the past 2 days, that he is off to Real. Perhaps the editors need to do a little research first, ( i know its difficult seeing as you are a bunch of numpties) but it would save you all the time of cutting and pasting bogus articles

  8. Bargeass

    May 26, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Honestly, you guys will believe anything that is posted on the internet. Hey here’s some breaking news, Pele, Maradona, Zidane, Beckenbauer, have all accepted offers to come out of retirement and play for liverpool. You heard it first on Footballtalk…

    • AlAN

      May 26, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Then why did you read the article you clown? If you think Footballtalk is complete rubbish don’t bother reading the posts

  9. Rob

    May 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

    1 assist in 35? Not good

  10. .

    May 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Aqualaini will command a 13-16 mil fee, Cole 8-10mil, konchesky 2mil, Ngog 5 mil, poulsen 3 mil, jovanovic 5mil and insua 3-5.

    You actually beleive clubs will waste money on the above garbage? 8-10 million for Cole. LMAO.

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