Huntelaar Set For Cut-Price January Move?

By on October 23, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, interest mounts in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

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Liverpool will try and fend off stiff competition from their Premier League rivals to land Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar this January, according to the Daily Mail.

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Brendan Rodgers is desperate to add more fire-power to his side after failing to sign a replacement for Andy Carroll – who joined West Ham on loan – in the summer.

The Northern Irishman has also lost summer signing Fabio Borini for three months through injury and Rodgers recently made no secret of his desire to add a striker to his ranks when the window re-opens this winter and confirmed he’s drawing up a short-list of targets.

The Reds boss has been alerted to the potential availability of Dutch striker Huntelaar after contract talks with Schalke broke down.

The 29-year-old is in the final year of his current deal and has so far refused to sign an extension. Talks with Schalke have been postponed until late November at the earilest and if the situation doesn’t change in the coming months, he will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January.

Several clubs throughout Europe have been credited with interest including Premier League trio Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham. However, Liverpool are ready beat their rivals to the prolific hitman and are keen on agreeing a cut-price deal with Schalke that would see them sign the player in January.

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The signing of Huntelaar would be something of a coup for Liverpool should they manage to pull it off, especially given the fact they cannot guarantee him champions league football.

The Dutchman has shown himself to be a natural goalscorer wherever he’s played. Career stats of 253 goals in just 385 games are testament to that.

However, it won’t be easy for Rodgers to sign such a talented player without a fight. Arsenal and Tottenham are both thought to be in the market for a goal-scorer and Manchester United could also enter the fray if they lose Javier Hernandez – who’s been linked with a move away from the club after failing to secure a first team place at old Trafford – while clubs in Italy have also been linked.

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7 Comments

  1. phil

    October 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I would LOVE Huntelaar at LFC! And, unlike alot of rumours, this is a deal I think we could do. Him and Suarez were awesome together at Ajax and he has always scored. The only thing that gives me pause is, are the owners okay with signing a 29 year old?

  2. Bill

    October 23, 2012 at 11:21 am

    John Henry will not sanction paying good money for an overage player. Unfortunately until we are bought out by a Russian, Chinese or Arab billionaire our days of having expensive players are over.

  3. nesti

    October 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

    sanches 15
    eriksen 20
    hooper 10

    enrique 5
    henderson 10
    downing 10
    jonson 12

    ————-reina—————
    wildson–agger—skrtel–robinson
    ————-allen—————
    —–shahin———–eriksen—-
    sanches——suarez——sterling

  4. nesti

    October 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

    —————–reina—————–
    wildson—-skrtel—–agger—-robinson
    ————–allen——————–
    —shahin——————-eriksen—-
    strling—–gerrard——-suarez—–

  5. Sabbathi Lawani

    October 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Yes we need him. Liverpool has really played some enterprising football this season, bt poor finishing has been our major bane. The capture of Huntelaar will re unite him with Suarez and bring about the good old days. If only we can score our goal scoring problems, then we are good and set for a top four finish

  6. Sabbathi Lawani

    October 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Please note the correction in my previous post: “if only we can solve our goal scoring problems.” Sabbathi “D Dream” 316. First and foremost sports comedian of ther Federal Republic on Nigeria.

  7. Jshegsman

    October 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Fsg please give bredern roger sum cash nd let him buy a good striker and a good blocking 4 please that’s wat we need 4 nw

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