Liverpool To Submit €8.5m Bid For Prolific Hitman But Arsenal Also Keen
Liverpool are set to table a €8.5m (£7m) bid for a prolific Greek striker who’s scored 20 goals in 17 games this season, but could face competition from Arsenal
Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, Liverpool are hoping to beat Arsenal to Kostas Mitroglou.
Liverpool are set to table an €8.5m (£7m) bid for prolific Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou but could still face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal, according to the Mirror.
Mitroglou has been in sensational form for both club and country so far this season, scoring 20 goals in just 17 matches – including bagging FOUR hat-tricks along the way.
This form has understandably caught the attention of some of Europe’s leading clubs and the Mirror claim that both Arsenal and Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on the striker. However, it’s Brendan Rodgers who’s understood to hold the most serious interest.
The report suggests the Reds boss had his scouts watch Mitroglou’s six matches including both World Cup play offs against Romania, where Head of Recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter watched the 25-year-old score three goals to fire the 2004 European champions to next summers World Cup finals.
Rodgers has received detailed reports on the hitman from his scouting team and the Mirror claim he’s now convinced the player has what it takes to cut it in the Premier League and will test Olympiakos’ resolve with an €8.5m (£7m) bid when the transfer window re-opens in January.
While Mitroglou is clearly a potent threat up front, he’s unlikely to displace either Luis Suarez or Daniel Sturridge at Anfield, but the fact he’s capable of playing out wide or in the ‘hole’ behind the strikers means he has the versatility Rodgers could be looking for as he’ll give the Northern Irishman with plenty of options as well as provide vital back-up in case of injury to his current strike duo.
The Merseysiders may have to act fast though as there is likely to be several interested parties, particularly if the player is available at such an attractive price, with Arsenal and Inter Milan also understood to be interested.
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