Liverpool Linked With Audacious Move For £40m-Rated Striker
Liverpool have been linked with a move to sign Karim Benzema with reports claiming Brendan Rodgers is interested in bringing the £40m-rated hitman to Anfield
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 a shock move for Karim Benzema.
Liverpool have been linked with an audacious move to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema with reports today claiming Brendan Rodgers is interested in bringing the £40m-rated hitman to Anfield this summer.
The Merseysiders have been extremely busy so far in the summer transfer window with deals to sign Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic already secured, while widespread reports today suggest that Loic Remy, Divock Origi and Dejan Lovren are all also set for moves to Anfield over the coming days.
However, the spending doesn’t look like it’s set to end any time soon and it appears Rodgers has his eye on a ‘marquee’ signing to replace Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez, with the Daily Mail claiming that Liverpool are keen on signing Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
The newspaper suggests that the Frenchman would set Liverpool back around £40m and he’d demand wages in the region of £200,000-a-week, but any potential move is going to be extremely difficult to pull off.
Benzema had been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu earlier this summer but he’s since agreed terms on a new contract and is expected to commit his future to the European champions over the coming days, so he’s highly unlikely to be made available for transfer.
The only thing that could change things is if Madrid manage to sign someone like Radamel Falcao as a replacement, but it remains to be seen whether Monaco will sanction his the Colombian’s after seeing James Rodriguez head for the Bernabeu this summer.
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Obviously Liverpool fans are anxious to see how Rodgers replaces Suarez, and Benzema would certainly be the caliber of player the Anfield faithful would like to see come in. However, signing players of his quality is never easy and it’s difficult to see him leaving Madrid if he does pen a new deal any time soon, so it’s likely Rodgers is going to have to look at alternatives.
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