Transfer News: Liverpool Hold Talks With Agent Of Belgian Defender

By on April 11, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Liverpool step up their attempts to sign Toby Alderweireld.

Liverpool have stepped up their attempts to sign Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld with talkSPORT claiming they have already met with the players agent over a proposed move to Anfield.

The report claims Brendan Rodgers is on the look-out for defensive reinforcements this summer with Jamie Carragher retiring and question marks hanging over the long-term future of Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates, and the Reds boss is understood to have identified Alderweireld as a key target.

It appears Rodgers isn’t hanging around in his attempts to land the 24-year-old with talkSPORT reporting that the Merseysiders have already met with the defenders agent Soren Lerby but they may face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle who’re also believed to be interested.

However, the player himself opened the door to a switch to Anfield when he recently said Liverpool were a club that met his ‘criteria’, unlike Newcastle who he called a ‘mid-table club’.

“I do not want to play in an English club to mid-table. Unlike Newcastle, Liverpool meets my criteria.” Alderweireld is quoted as saying by the Express

The highly-rated Belgian international has been with Ajax his entire senior career and has become a regular at the Amsterdam Arena since breaking into the first team in 2008, but it seems like his stay in Holland could be coming to an end with a move to Liverpool becoming a real possibility.

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One Comment

  1. Cosmas Robert

    April 12, 2013 at 8:24 am

    With the poor form of Martin, BR must buy this defender before pre season tour! YNW

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