Liverpool FC are in advanced negotiation with Portuguese club Porto for the transfer of Christian Atsu.
Liverpool have very busy in the transfer market so far. The Merseyside club has already completed the signing of Iago Aspas from Spanish club Celta Vigo, while they are also close to landing Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Simon Mignolet. Brendan Rodgers is also reportedly in the market for a winger and have been recently linked with Dynamo Moscow winger Balazs Dzsudzsak. But now, latest reports from England suggest that Liverpool are in advanced negotiation with Porto for the transfer of Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu.
The 21-year-old left winger has drawn attention from a lot of Premier League clubs. Everton and Tottenham, along with Liverpool, have been monitoring his progress at the Portuguese club. Atsu has already made 16 appearances for his national side after coming up through the ranks of the Porto youth academy.
The Ghanaian international has recently revealed that he is not willing to extend his current contract at the club, which expires in 2014. He has also spoken of his desire to play in the Premier League.
“I spoke to the club [Porto] before I came away on international duty and informed them that I won’t be signing a new deal.
“The club have made their feelings clear to me after I refused to sign a new deal and I hope we can reach a resolution soon.
“It has always been my dream to play in England and it is flattering to be linked with some big Premier League clubs.
“At the moment I am focused on Ghana’s World Cup games, but I see my future in England and I hope I will have more news after these games.” – The Liverpool target was quoted in press.
Porto are unlikely to let him leave for free next season and are willing to listen to offers. It is believed that Liverpool are looking to sign him in a cut-price deal of £3m. His arrival will certainly provide competition in the side to the likes of Stewart Downing and Sterling. Despite facing the prospect of losing Suarez this summer, Liverpool looks to be building a squad strong enough to challenge for the top four spot next season.