Liverpool are planning a bid for Argentina and Paris Saint Germain player Ezequiel Lavezzi
Liverpool are planning on making a move for PSG ace Ezequiel Lavezzi according to reports doing rounds in the British media.
Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the Liverpool management has bene busy in this transfer window. They have already brought in six players which include Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren from Southampton; Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen; Lazar Markovic from Benfica and Divock Origi from Lille (who has immediately been loaned back to the French club). However, the club still needs to make additions to compete on all four fronts next season, which includes the Champions league where Liverpool will be returning after a long five year gap.
The sale of Luis Suarez has been the highlight of the Liverpool transfer window and while it is impossible to replace the Uruguayan ace with one player presently, the addition of 2-3 attackers would make up for the goals he scored and created last season. Looking at that, Rodgers still needs to make one quality addition in the attacking department before the start of the season. Moreover, given that the Loic Remy deal fell off at the last moment due to alleged medical reasons and that Fabio Borini talks have been reopened with Sunderland, after it was reported that Gus Poyet was adamant about signing the Italian permanently, Liverpool could only have two strike options for next season- Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert- which would obviously be a worry for a club which is going to have a hectic schedule. Brendan Rodgers understands this and is hopeful of bringing in another quality player this summer.
If reports are to be believed, Rodgers has identified the Argentinean as the player he wants to secure the services of. The Northern Irishman still has plenty of money remaining from the Suarez sale and is reportedly willing to make a first offer of £18m to the French club.
Lavezzi can play anywhere in the attack- as a forward or on the wings. A player reputed to be extremely hardworking, he tends to impress spectators with his pace and dribbling. He still has two years left in his current contract with the Parisian side. He moved to the French club in 2012, after a five year stint with Serie A side Napoli.
The 29 year old scored 12 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions last season, and helped his side lift the French League Cup as well as defend their league title. He also helped his side reach the finals in the recently concluded World Cup though the South Americans went on to lose the game 1-0.
Chelsea and Arsenal were both interested in the player as well, though the rumors of a possible move for the attacker have cooled off in the past few weeks. Liverpool might have their chase made even easier because of the possible arrival of Angel di Maria to the French champions, and the signature of Lavezzi would be beneficial for all three parties.