West Bromwich Albion are lining up a bid for Liverpool FC striker Rickie Lambert as Christian Benteke closes in on Anfield move.
Rickie Lamberta s dream of playing for Liverpool did come true last summer as he signed for the Merseyside club from Southampton. But it seems like the dream wona t live past its opening season.
The 33-year-old made 25 appearances for Liverpool in the league last season, but 18 of those came as a substitute. Having scored just three goals for the club, in all competitions, Lamberta s future has come under a lot of speculation this summer.
West Brom eyeing a move for Lambert
According Mirror, West Bromwich Albion are lining up a move for the Englishman.
a Baggies lead the chase for little-used 33-year-old who faces being pushed even further down the pecking order by the Aston Villa star’s arrivala a John Cross writes for the Mirror.
The Englishman is expected to be part of the big summer clear-out that will take place at Anfield. Lambert decided to turn down a move to Aston Villa in the winter transfer window, but the striker is now desperate to get regular first team action next season. With Liverpool looking to bolster their squad, after a largely disappointing season, Lambert has fallen further down the pecking order.
Bentekea s arrival will make Lambert surplus to requirement
The Reds have already acquired Dany Ings and Roberto Firminho, while Divock Origi has returned to the club after his loan spell with Lille. Bredan Rodgers is still in the market for another new striker and recent reports suggest that he has decided to meet Christian Bentekea s A?32.5 million exit clause.
Rickie Lamberta s future might still depend on whether Liverpool are able to offload Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini in this transfer window, especially with Daniel Sturridge out till October with his hip injury.
West Brom are in desperate need of another striker as they struggled to score goals last season. The Baggies managed only 38 goals in 38 games and 14 of those came from Saido Berahino. West Brom have also been linked with Carlton Cole, who was released by West Ham. If they fail to sign Lambert, Cole is likely to be their next target. The takeover talk at Hawthorn has delayed their transfer activity this summer, so far.