Liverpool‘s Daniel Agger could be off to Atletico Madrid as Diego Godin interests Bayern Munich
Daniel Agger has been down the pecking order at Liverpool since last season and has attracted interest from numerous clubs since the transfer window began. The 29 year old still has number of years left in him and could be of value to any club that get him. Brendan Rodgers chose Mamadou Sakho ahead of him last season and the arrival of Dejan Lovren, who is a left footed centre back as well, means that Agger’s chances with the Reds are going to be considerably limited despite them competing in four competitions.
Agger was linked with a move to Arsenal, who were eyeing the Dane as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen. He was also rumored with Barcelona and Napoli.
It was brought to the fore earlier today that Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is set to discuss a £27million move to Bayern Munich as the 28-year-old Uruguayan has interested Pep Guardiola who thinks he will be a good cover for the injured Javi Martinez. Martinez has been ruled out for the rest of the year with injury as he suffered a cruciate ligament damage during Bayern’s defeat at the hands of rivals Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup last week.
If the rumors of Godin being set for Bayern are true, a move for Agger would make sense from Atleico Madrid’s point of view. Agger is a solid defender and he also offers leadership at the back. Hence he would be a perfect replacement for Godin.
Agger had been quoted as saying that he was unhappy with the his little involvement last season although he added that he would still fight for his future.
It is no secret that I had problems last season and I am considering things,” Agger told Danish newspaper BT.
“How things turned out last season is not acceptable for me. am here now and it is up to me to show the coach that I should play.”
According to some British media outlets, Agger had also broken down in a meeting with Brendan Rodgers and asked the Liverpool boss to let him leave the club.
Brendan Rodgers also said after Liverpool’s pre-season game against Brondby, that he wants Agger to stay at Merseyside, even if another defender (Dejan Lovren was closing in at the time) was brought in. Rodgers said, “Agger is one of the best players we have. He has been unlucky because he has been plagued by injuries last season. He is a good player, he is experienced and we can use that in the upcoming season.”