Liverpool Set To Make £15m Bid For 25-Goal Striker

By on July 17, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are linked with Wilfried Bony.

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Liverpool are set to table an improved £15m bid for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony after seeing their opening £12.5m offer rejected, according to reports.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is on the look out for another goal scorer after seeing star man Luis Suarez join Barcelona last week and Bony has emerged as a key target.

The Ivory Coast international has just come off the back of an excellent debut season with Swansea where he scored 25 goals in 48 appearances following his move from Vitesse Arnham last summer.

Some reports have suggested that Liverpool were willing to meet the 25-year-old’s £20m buy-out clause, but it turned out that the Merseysiders initial bid was far lower with speculation claiming their opening £12.5m bid was rejected out of hand.

However, while Rodgers is also identifying other targets, it appears he hasn’t given up hope of landing Bony at a reasonable price with the Express reporting today that the Northern Irishman is ready to go back in with a £15m bid which will be topped up by substantial performance-based add ons.

Obviously that offer is still short of the striker’s £20m release clause but the larger up front fee as well as the promise of potential add ons may persuade Swansea to cash-in.

Garry Monk has already prepared for Bony’s exit with the signing of Bafetimbi Gomis and £15m would give him plenty of funds to strengthen other areas of the squad, so it could be a tempting offer for the Welsh outfit, but we’ll have to see how they respond if and when this revised bid gets put on the table.

The interest in Bony has been met with mixed views from Liverpool fans. Some feel he’d be a sensible purchase considering he’s proved he can score goals in the Premier League, while others think he’s a one-season wonder and feel there is better value to be had elsewhere.

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It’s always a risk when buying a striker and let’s face it, Liverpool are going to find it extremely difficult to find anyone to fill Suarez’s boots, so the fans are just going to have to trust Rodgers and see what he brings them. He hasn’t got much wrong so far during his time at Anfield after all.

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2 Comments

  1. Bolade

    July 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    All we need is for liverpool to sign Marco Reus

    • anthony chipungare

      July 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      For sure we all need Marco Reus.

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