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Player Keen On Anfield Move As Liverpool Table £15m Bid For Real Madrid Outcast

Liverpool have tabled an improved £15m offer for out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi and the player is keen on making the move to Anfield

As the opening of the summer transfer window gets set to open for business, managers are working hard identifying targets and lining-up potential deals so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are linked with Asier Illarramendi….

Liverpool have tabled an improved £15m offer for out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi and the player is keen on making the move to Anfield, according to the Mirror.

Illarramendi made his name at Real Sociedad before earning a big-money move to Madrid in 2013 but things haven’t worked out according to plan for the 25-year-old as he’s struggled to establish himself at the Bernabeu.

The midfielder made just 10 league starts under Carlo Ancelotti last season and his chances of regular action aren’t expected to be much better under new boss Rafa Bentiez, so a move away from the club beckons this summer.

The Spanish international has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months and the Mirror claim that after seeing their opening £10.6m offer rejected, Liverpool have now returned with an improved £15m plus add ons bid.

We’ll have to wait and see whether Madrid accept this latest offer but the newspaper suggests that Illarramendi knows he isn’t in Benitez’s first team plans so is keen to make the move to Anfield in search of regular first team football.

The Madrid squad is due to return to pre-season training on July 10 and the Mirror claim the player wants his future resolved before that point, so Liverpool shouldn’t have to wait too much longer before they find out whether their offer has been accepted.

Brendan Rodgers has already been extremely busy in the transfer market but he doesn’t look like slowly down any time soon as he tries to build a squad capable of breaking into the top four at the very least next season.

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Illarramendi is a deep lying playmaker who would be able to control the tempo of Liverpool’s build-up play in front of the defence and he’d be a big upgrade on the likes of Joe Allen, so I think he’d be an excellent addition if they could pull it off.

If he does make the move to Anfield this summer, Illarramendi would become Liverpool’s seventh major signing following the arrivals of James Milner, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne – who is due to arrive from Southampton after the Reds had an offer accepted last week.



  1. go

    June 29, 2015 at 11:15 am


  2. irwin

    June 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    so we need kovacic, lucas digne and higuain.
    LFC needs to sort Kovacic bid out as a matter of urgency.
    lucas digne, i would settle for arsenal Theo Walcott. we can switch from a 4-3-2-1 to a 3-5-2 in a matter of seconds with Theo in our side. i haven’t watched many games Digne played and Theo is more that capable of producing as he understands the BPL.
    Higuain – doubt we will get him. we will have to settle. get rid of sterling and use that money to bring in 2 proven strikers. we waited for Bacca now his gone. Rondon will be next. i dont like Benteke and fell LFC should look elsewhere.
    markovic is a player that we need to keep. so PLEASE do not sell him. play him in position and sell him next season if he doesn’t produce the goods.
    where is Can in your lineup? one of the signings that produced for us last season.
    sakho needs to be sold. i am on edge when he passes the ball. he is too clumsy and gives the ball away too easily

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