Liverpool Hope To Trump Arsenal After Submitting £14.7m Attacker Bid
Liverpool look set to beat Arsenal to the signature of Denis Cheryshev after submitting a £14.7m offer to Real Madrid for the Russia international attacker.
With the summer transfer window in full swing, managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are in pole position to sign Denis Cheryshev…..
Liverpool look set to beat Arsenal to the signature of Denis Cheryshev after submitting a £14.7m offer to Real Madrid for the Russia international, according to the Express.
Cheryshev came through the Madrid youth ranks having joined the club as a teenager and scored 22 goals in 109 appearances for the B team after being promoted back in 2008.
The 24-year-old has struggled to force his way into the first team set-up and has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Sevilla and more recently Villarreal, and the player has returned to pre-season facing an uncertain future under new boss Rafa Benitez.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the Russia international in recent weeks with the Telegraph reporting last week that the Merseysiders were lining-up a formal bid as Brendan Rodgers looked to further strengthen his attacking options following Raheem Sterling’s move to Man City.
Spanish outlet AS then claimed that Arsenal had joined the race for Cheryshev’s signature with Arsene Wenger supposedly also considering making an offer for the winger.
However, it looks like Liverpool have now put themselves in pole position as the Express claim today that the Anfield club have submitted a bid worth £14.7m and it’s understood it will be accepted as it meets Madrid’s valuation.
We’ll have to wait and see how Arsenal respond to this news as there is still time for Wenger to step-up his interest in Cheryshev and match Liverpool’s offer, but as it stands the Merseysiders are in the driving seat to secure his signature.
Cheryshev is predominantly a left-winger but is also capable of playing from the right if needed, so he’d give Rodgers plenty of options in the final third if he does end up moving to Anfield this summer.
However, I have my doubts over whether it would be wise for the player to join Liverpool, or indeed Arsenal, as he’s unlikely to be a first team regular at either club and at this stage of his career, playing week-in, week-out should be the priority.
He’s only played once for the Madrid first team and there would be little point swapping the Bernabeu bench for Anfield or the Emirates, so unless he’s given assurances over his starting place, I think Cheryshev would be better off joining a lower level club.
But obviously the decision is down to the player and it will be a tempting prospect for him to play in the Premier League for a club like Liverpool or Arsenal, so we’ll have to see what happens if/when the Merseysiders offer is accepted by Madrid.
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