Liverpool Transfer News: Jelavic Likely To Sign For Reds According To Father

By on January 23, 2012

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With little over a week left in the January transfer window, the transfer gossip is hotting up. Today we have some news that will interest Liverpool fans. 

The father of reported Liverpool target Nikica Jelavic has confirmed there is substantial interest in his son, but claimed he is more likely to join the Reds than clubs such as Queens Park Rangers or West Ham.

The Croatian striker has been a stand out performer for Rangers in the SPL hitting an impressive 17 goals in 28 games so far this season.

Speaking to The Sun, Philip Jelavic confirmed that Liverpool were one of several clubs tracking the 26-year-old but his son has greater ambitions than to play for clubs such as QPR or Championship side West Ham, and that he’s “most likely” to move to Liverpool.

“We know about the interest of West Ham and QPR,” Jelavic snr said in The Sun.

“But Nikica has five or six clubs that are interested, including that of the great Liverpool.

“As for West Ham and QPR, Nikica is more ambitious than that.”

“It’s most likely that he’ll sign for Liverpool.

“But there are a few days until the end of the window, so we’ll see.”

Jelovic looks a decent player and a good finisher, but does he have the required talent to succeed at a club like Liverpool? I’m not convinced. He’s far from the ‘world class’ striker that many Liverpool fans are craving for, but world class players don’t come cheap so Kenny Dalglish may be thinking Jelavic is worth a punt. After all, he can’t be much worse than Andy Carroll, can he?

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10 Comments

  1. ad

    January 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    i hope this rumour turns out to be nothing more than a sick joke. hes the next jovanovic at best

  2. Afolabi David

    January 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I don’t see anytin good in carroll besides,he don’t know how to control ball.Ken u better buy a striker like cavani that can add more force to our hand.The opportunity to close d gap has elude us.If d season should end without champions league qualification…………………..

  3. Robert

    January 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    i dont know anymore. we constantly buying second rate players. we will gradually lose our TOP club name soon. message to KD, SC and DC, we cannot keep on investing in young players planning for a future that is doomed. you need to get in 3 three players at 20mil each. 1 striker; 1 right winger and 1 defensive mid. sell Kuyt, Maxi and PLEASE get rid of Aurelio. c’mon man.

    • sage

      January 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Robert, it was gud advcies but u are messing it when u said he should get rid of kuty, have u forgotton what has done for us 2 seasons aago. What I want Kenny sud sell or loan carroll back to any club in england even to d division 3 or so. An get us player like llorente that pays for Atletico bibio, dat guy is wonderful an he sud stop starting dowing he is a second half man. Shikana.

  4. Olarewaju

    January 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I want liverpool 2 buy us a good striker like jelavic who will strike 4 us up liverpool

  5. ade aderibigbe

    January 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    what Liverpool need now is a top striker dat can deliver well, i mean a gud finisher, so dat we can achieve our aim of making CL position next season. It would’ve be a gud opportunity for us to leapfrog Arsenal in 5th place if will beat Bolton on Saturday. Shame on Carol, Downing etc. for not justifying the huge amount paid for dem.

  6. Andy

    January 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Please NO.

    Please please NO.

    please please please NO.

  7. Heromanuel

    January 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

    KD,U R DOING A NICE JOB,but not with the right quality players.We need a top class striker that force,the likes of Tevez and Cavani. Bellamy is good,i wish he was young. Lfc4lyf.

  8. Heromanuel

    January 24, 2012 at 12:56 am

    KD,U R DOING A NICE JOB,but not with the right quality players.We need a top class striker that force,the likes of Tevez and Cavani. Bellamy is good,i wish he was young. Lfc4lyf..

  9. Heromanuel

    January 24, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Kd,u r doin a nice job but wit d right players. Pls we need the likes of Cavani and Tevez,powerful attackers that has force and pace. I wish Bellamy was stil yung.

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