Liverpool Transfer News: Rodgers To Finally Land Prolific Striker?

By on November 5, 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, Liverpool line-up Huntelaar.

Klaas-Jan-Huntelaar

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to launch a £6m January bid for Schalke contract rebel Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, according to the Mirror.

The Dutch striker is in the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga outfit and has so far been unable to agree terms over an extension. Talks have been delayed until later this month when Schalke are expected to put forward their final offer in a last-ditch attempt to persuade the 29-year-old to stay.

However, Huntelaar is expected to reject their offer and when he does, Schalke are likely to listen to offers in January to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is desperate to add to his strike-force when the window re-opens and has drawn up a short-list of targets, with Huntelaar high on his list of priorities.

Rodgers is adamant he will have funds available to strengthen his squad and wants to test Schalke’s resolve with a £6m bid for Huntelaar.

However, the Northern Irishman may have to persuade his Anfield bosses that signing the 29-year-old is a sound move, as he will have little sell-on value and doesn’t fit the owners age profile for new signings. But Rodgers will argue that Huntelaar will add a huge amount of experience to the Reds squad as well as a proven goal-scoring threat, and is a relative bargain at around £6m.

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It remains to be seen whether the player would move to Liverpool though, as he’s believed to want a move to a club who can offer champions league football. But despite their recent woes, Liverpool still remain an attractive proposition due to their illustrious history and Rodgers is confident he can convince the Dutch hitman to buy into his Anfield project.

Do Liverpool fans want Huntelaar at the club? Or would you prefer a younger player? Get involved in the comments section.

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12 Comments

  1. mikk

    November 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Don’t believe you mate, its a rule at Anfield that where only allowed one good striker. whats the point in having two? we score loads of goals did you not see the 4 we put past newcastle?

  2. Hugh J

    November 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Love to see him at Anfield.

    You can’t have all kids. Have to have some experienced players. Look at what Gary Mac was like when he came in. He was written off by many but did very well for us.

  3. samuel

    November 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    good to av him bt prefer llorente n villa to the squad

  4. owolabi samuel

    November 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    as 4me, i wil like 2 c a player like illoriente,villa,sanches and ba…..

  5. owolabi samuel

    November 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    it’s obvious that we need strikers, suares can’t do the job alone, he needs assistance up front…..

  6. Michael Nicholas

    November 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I love 2 see him, vila, Dem BA never walk alone.

  7. Emma

    November 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    We do not need to rely only on young boys but experience matters. I will like to see him and even other big strikers. Up reds

  8. John

    November 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Huntelaar would be a fantastic addition, he and Suarez were brilliant together before so why take an unnecessary chance with anybody else. Please get Huntelaar

  9. obiwhyte

    November 6, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Huntelaar is a big shot and ll make a great impact to the club. I think aving an experience player lyk him in a club is an additional. Pls get him for us

  10. Jeremiah

    November 6, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Yes will a fantastic addition for us @least for the next two to three seasons. Pls sign instead of Bent or any other English average players

  11. Yinka Makanjuola

    November 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Huntellar and Villa are the best we can hope for at this time.Sanchez or Llorente wnt consider us cos of the champions league football.ℓ̊ ‘ll like to .̮ him in RED shirt with Suarez up front.YNWA

  12. abdulkareem

    November 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

    pls we want villa instead of huntelaar or any young starlet!YNWA

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