Playing for Liverpool FC would be like a dream says Fiorentina striker Mounir El Hamdaoui.
The 28-year-old Moroccan international has found it hard to grab a permanent place in the Fiorentina’s starting eleven this season. El Hamdaoui, who was signed from Ajax at the start of season, has scored only three goals so far in 15 appearances, although it is fair to state that he has started in only two of those matches.
The former Dutch U-21 international, who later chose to represent Morocco, has reportedly drawn interest from Liverpool, who are already planning for a busy summer ahead of the next season. Although El Hamdaoui believes that most of these rumours are nothing more than ‘paper-talk’, he is flattered on being linked with a big club like Liverpool.
“Being linked with Liverpool is flattering but I really think it is paper talk so far.
“Liverpool are a great club and to play there in a legendary stadium like Anfield would be fantastic and a dream. But I am at Fiorentina and I’m happy.” – El Hamdaoui was quoted in Italian media.
Despite his form this, the fact remains that he hasn’t been given a prolonged run in the starting-eleven with Fiorentina preferring Luca Toni. He had a good goal scoring record during his spell in Holland with AZ and later on with Ajax – the 28-year-old scored 63 goals in 106 appearances for both these teams.
With Borini’s future up for speculation and lack of options upfront, Brendan Rodgers will look to buy another striker in the summer. El Hamdaoui, who was once signed by Spurs – but didn’t play in any game for them – could prove to be a bargain deal as Fiorentina are most likely to sell him in the summer if interested clubs comes in with an offer.