Liverpool FC are reportedly lining up a move for Dynamo Moscow winger Balazs Dzsudzsak.
Dzsudzsak has made an impressive turn around in his career after his miserable spell at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. Even few years back, Dzsudzsak was one of the best players in the Dutch leagues and was courted by a number of big clubs in Europe. He made 156 appearances for PSV in four successful season, scoring 55 goals (an impressive number for a winger) and winning the Eredivisie back in the 2007-08 season.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Liverpool have been linked with the 26-year-old winger. Back in 2011, Liverpool along with Arsenal, Real Madrid, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Juventus were all monitoring his progress at the Dutch club. But to everyone’s surprise, he joined Russian club Anzhi. He found it hard to settle at his new club and was mostly restricted to a role in the bench. His misery was completed when he broke his collar bone in a collision with an opponent player and was ruled out for the rest of the season. But it is a testimonial to his talent and reputation that despite being injured, Dynamo Moscow paid a record transfer fee (highest for a Hungarian footballer – €19 milion) to secure his service – and ending his six month spell at Anzhi.
At Moscow he is back in form once again and was crucial figure in the Dynamo side which narrowly missed out on Europa League qualification last season. It seems that his good work hasn’t gone unnoticed and a lot of club across Europe are reportedly courting him currently – and one of the is Liverpool.
Dzsudzsak’s agent has claimed that Liverpool and Inter are among the club’s who have approached them, although he claims that the player is happy at the Dynamo Moscow.
“Numerous clubs made an approach including Internazionale and Liverpool, but I can’t say more concrete things.
“Balazs didn’t ask the club to let him go because he feels good at the team and has a good partnership with coach Dan Petrescu.
“But anything can happen.” – Vorosbaranyi was quoted in press.
Liverpool have already signed Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo, and are close to completing their move for Armenian hotshot Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Simon Mignolet. What initially seemed like a troubled summer for the Merseyside club, after Luis Suarez disclosed his intent to move elsewhere, has turned around drastically. Brendan Rodgers is building a strong team to compete with next season – with or without Suarez. Dzsudzsak will be a fine addition to the squad, although his arrival might mean that Stewart Downing will lose his place in the starting line-up. It is believed that Dynamo Moscow will ask for a fee close to €19 milion – the amount they paid a year back to Anzhi – although Liverpool will be looking to snap him up at a lower price.