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Rodgers Demand’s £8.5m Youngster In Exchange For Reina

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will demand Barcelona attacker Christian Tello in any deal that involves goalkeeper Pepe Reina moving to the Nou Camp this summer

With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Liverpool are linked with a swap deal with Barcelona.

Cristian Tello

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will demand Barcelona attacker Christian Tello in any deal that involves goalkeeper Pepe Reina moving to the Nou Camp this summer, according to the Mirror.

The report claims Barcelona have identified Reina as a prime target in their search for a replacement for Victor Valdes – who’s expected to leave the club at the end of the season – and are prepared to pay £10m to bring the 30-year-old back to Spain this summer.

Reina came through the Barca youth academy and made his first team debut aged just 18 but failed to make the grade and was soon shipped off to Villarreal where he starred for three years before making the move to Merseyside in 2005.

The Mirror suggest Rodgers is keen to hang on to the Spanish stopper and will only be prepared to do business if the Catalans include impressive forward Tello in any deal, with the youngster understood to have an £8.5m buy-out in his contract.

Tello is a Spain under-21 international who can operate anywhere across the front line so would give Liverpool plenty of options in attack if he was to make the move to Anfield. The 21-year-old has made just 11 league starts this campaign and although he’s managed to score an impressive 7 goals, he’s been unable to cement himself as a first team regular so could be tempted by a switch to Anfield in search of regular football ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Would Liverpool fans swap Reina for Tello? Get involved in the comments section below.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. fatai idiagbon ojora

    May 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Bad swap 4 barcelona let tello stay

  2. kamaldeen agbon

    May 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    i will like that offer is a welcome offer for liverpool

  3. Steven

    May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Let Tello stay at camp Nou.go for walcot

  4. kellx don

    May 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    let him come if its possible

  5. Precious Ndubuisi Chima

    May 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Yes BR must be right, i will love to see Tello putting on Liverpool jersey so let Reina go.

  6. fresh

    May 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

    We wanted tello before now we can get him on trade.That’s a bonus! I forward that move.

  7. Princewill Emmanuel

    June 1, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Impressive! Thanks for the post

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