Home News

LFC Transfer Reports – Valero to return?

25

kenny dalglish

With Liverpool’s season effectively over except for the FA Cup Final on May 5th, and the dissection of a League campaign that looks set to end with the Club’s lowest points tally in their Premier League era, much talk has turned towards players coming in and out of Anfield this summer.

Last week it was widely reported that Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez would be allowed to leave the club this summer, with both having struggled to hold down a regular place in the team and both age 31 there better years behind them.

Now, though, it is reported that the two could infact stay following the departure of director of football Damien Comolli last week.

Kuyt is believed to have a €1m release clause which he can activate this summer, and sparked interest from his former club Feyenoord and German side Hamburg. That clause is something that FSG were unhappy with and looks like one of the reason’s for Comolli’s departure.

A deal involving Kuyt returning to Feyenoord could involve 17-year-old midfielder Tonny Trindade de Vilhena – a Dutch under-17 international who has been scouted by LFC this season and described as ‘the best talent Feyenoord have produced since Van Persie’.

Another player who up until recently had been expected to complete his move away from Anfield is Alberto Aquilani. The Italian midfielder is on loan to AC Milan but is yet to activate an appearance clause that will mean the Serie A side will have to buy him, meaning he could end up back at Liverpool once again this summer.

Speaking of out on loan midfielders, Joe Cole has signaled his desire to remain at French side Lille. Cole has played “36 games this year, got nine goals, not missed a training session” and is “doing well” – according to the man himself.

Which brings us to one player who we’d like to see heading the opposite direction this summer – Lille’s Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard. A host of clubs are interested in the 21 year-old who looks certain to leave Lille this summer.

Man United manager Alex Ferguson has now declared his interest “I came to watch Lille play Lyon and followed Hazard of course, along with other players.

“He is a very good player who has many qualities. He is particularly fast over the first 10 yards.”

As ever, numerous names are being linked with Liverpool on a daily basis; including Mexican winger Hector Herrera, Chelsea’s Solomon Kalou – who is out of contract this summer, Wigan’s Victor Moses, Blackburn’s Junior Hoillett – another who is out of contract, and Colombian forward Jackson Martinez.

Meanwhile, there has been much talk of former goalkeeper coach Xavi Valero returning to Melwood this summer. As reported previously, current goalkeeper coach John Achteburg is to leave his role with the first-team at the end of the season when his contract expires. Presumably FSG already have a replacement lined up and Valero, who is available having left Inter Milan when Rafa did, would fit the bill. He was highly acclaimed by Pepe Reina – and Fernando Torres – during his previous spell at Liverpool.

Perhaps most worringly regarding the summer, The Telegraph report today:

Principal owner John Henry spent last week on Merseyside trying to solve several logistical problems caused by Comolli’s departure.

The Director of Football conducted most of the day-to-day administration. Comolli liaised with agents to plan future transfers and contract extensions, so his absence is creating a vacancy which needs filling quickly if Liverpool are to avoid missing out on potential new recruits at the end of the season.

It looks set to be a very busy summer at Anfield, once again…

Share with your friends









Submit
  • Fsadfsd

    Aqua is returning to LFC.

  • Chris4LFC

    We need WINGERS, no more central midfielders. If Lucas Returns to full power, with af fit Gerrard, Henderson, Jonjo and Jay, then we should sell Adam. the we only need a winger. Hazard is to hard to get i think, even if we sell cole to Lille. What about Michel Bastos in Lyon

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X5CX25AU3ROVDAHOAWU2IX7DHI yahoo-X5CX25AU3ROVDAHOAWU2IX7DHI

      He already belongs to us you muppet!

  • trev

    Aquilani showed great pre-season form, was never a fan of him before but if he can show what he did in pre-season I’d be happy to take him back. I’d be more than satisfied if we brought in either Hoilett on a free or Victor Moses, along with Hazard, and Jackson Martinez..That’s not a lot of spending, but could turn things around an awful lot

  • Gano1

    Aquilani is quality that we need, a passer and has the vision we need. I hear Frank McPartland will takeover from Comolli, he has a good record of bringing through young players already in Kirkby. We need a right-winger and striker……………..I like Nathan Dyer at Swansea on the right-wing, good crosser and fast too!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X5CX25AU3ROVDAHOAWU2IX7DHI yahoo-X5CX25AU3ROVDAHOAWU2IX7DHI

    Would have been nice to read this but your FedEx pop up advert permanently blocks half your text window!!!

    • Index1000

      that happens to me but was solved by opening the window to its max setting. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/peter.david.maxwell Peter Maxwell

        Try installing Ad Blocker

  • redsfan

    wld love to see aqulani back ,probably montolovo’s move to AC MILAN  may be the reason 

    with 5 seria games left and 4 games left for aquilani to activate the clause ,him back to anfield is plausible 

  • Mtfencing

    cole aqualini  2 players who shouldnt off been sent out on loan both quilty and we replaced em with adam mediocre talent who was a big fish in a small pond at blackpool and hendo who is still to young and wasnt worth the 18 mill fee crazy 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawkat-Rahman/662498572 Shawkat Rahman

    Why bother. We will buy British Beef and heading nowhere fast. No confidence in Kenny. Just excuses. He has been away from the game too long. Doesnt deserve a second season. Wasted 8 mill on Adam, when Cabaye went for 3.5 mill. 

  • Leopoldfrank

    Junior Hoillett is out of contract? Really? If this is true, sign him now.

  • RobbieisGod

    I’d like Aquilani back, but not sure if he’s settle in or if infact he would be happy returning to live in Liverpool.

    What do other people think to the possiblity of Shelvey playing on the right wing?????

    He’s got a great cross on him.
    I know he’s not the fastest, but Beckham wasn’t the fastest either in his Utd days, but he managed to make up for it, cos he was a good crosser of the ball !!!!!

    • Grizzly

       AquaMan is way….. To Fragile for the prem, get him sold and stock up on Strikers and wingers :)

  • magic2ouch

    Its good to see that Maxi wont go – he is one of our top scorers despite not playing that much.  Aqua to come back is a good move as we will have a talented central midfielder. Adam, downing and carol should all leave. Henderson can spend a year in the reserves to improve himself. Hoilett is a good player and so is yakubu and so is the blackburn goalkeeper.

    But we are missing the biggest thing – this season we failed because carol, kuyt gerrard didnt get the goals we expected from them – for whatever reason.

    The rest are secondary points are that We could do with a creative midfielder and if lucas isnt fit a defensive one. Downing has been disappointing in the winger role but we have still created the most chances in the league without chances from the wing.

  • scouser

    Some players I’d like to see them playing for LFC; Tino Costa, Hulk, Aquilani, Pato..

  • Polodoo

    we need Aqua and Cole back

  • Redblooded Male

    Screw Aqua he doesn’t wanna be here. If he wants to remain in Italy, let’s part exchange him with Palermo’s Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez. Same applies to Joe Cole, he too has stated his desire to continue on at Lille, & Gaston Ramirez would be a more influential/effective No.10 anyway. If the rumours prove to be true I’d happily take Drenthe (LW/LB) from Real/Everton he’s easily been better than Downing & would be good competition for him. £80k p/w but he’d cost £0. Martin Jol is attempting to sign Trabzonspor CF Burak Yilmaz, if Kenny allows this without attempting to hijack this deal, it will be a travesty!
    Strikers:
    • David Villa (30 yrs & out of favour)
    • Burak Yilmaz – Trabzonspor 32 goals
    • Martin Harnik – VfB Stuttgart 17 goals
    • Kevin Gameiro – PSG 11 goals
    • Nolito – Benfica 8 goals
    • Abel Hernandez – Palermo 5 goals
    • Enrique Esqueda – Pachuca (MEX) 8 goals
    • Matias Suarez 10 goals
    • Bas Dost – SC Heerenveen 28 goals
    Wingers:
    • Drenthe – Real/Everton
    • Hernanes – Lazio
    • Bryan Ruiz – Fulham
    • Hoilett – Blackburn
    • Moses – Wigan
    • Tom Ince – Blackpool (Hodgson sold him)

    COYR

    • saraceninc

      This is a good selection but unlikely, look for the Downing, Adam, Carroll and Henderson mark II and there are your next intakes, with one difference, this time we will pay £200 mil.

    • Scottie

      I also think that Abel Hernandez would be a great addition. He already plays well,  has confidence, and knows how to hit the back of the net. I think two Uruguayans up front, playing the same style of football would be brilliant!

    • raymond

      aqulani is the type of player lfc need now

  • Redblooded Male

    Screw Aqua he doesn’t wanna be here. If he wants to remain in Italy, let’s part exchange him with Palermo’s Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez. Same applies to Joe Cole, he too has stated his desire to continue on at Lille, & Gaston Ramirez would be a more influential/effective No.10 anyway. If the rumours prove to be true I’d happily take Drenthe (LW/LB) from Real/Everton he’s easily been better than Downing & would be good competition for him. £80k p/w but he’d cost £0. Martin Jol is attempting to sign Trabzonspor CF Burak Yilmaz, if Kenny allows this without attempting to hijack this deal, it will be a travesty!
    Strikers:
    • David Villa (30 yrs & out of favour)
    • Burak Yilmaz – Trabzonspor 32 goals
    • Martin Harnik – VfB Stuttgart 17 goals
    • Kevin Gameiro – PSG 11 goals
    • Nolito – Benfica 8 goals
    • Abel Hernandez – Palermo 5 goals
    • Enrique Esqueda – Pachuca (MEX) 8 goals
    • Matias Suarez 10 goals
    • Bas Dost – SC Heerenveen 28 goals
    Wingers:
    • Drenthe – Real/Everton
    • Hernanes – Lazio
    • Bryan Ruiz – Fulham
    • Hoilett – Blackburn
    • Moses – Wigan
    • Tom Ince – Blackpool (Hodgson sold him)

    COYR

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1169412106 Steven Walters

    I support my team through thick and thin, yes sometimes it can be frustrating and i think everyone can safely say that we have under achieved, we have unfortunately spent a lot of money on british (talent ) to comply with new rulings and it has backfired and we have the egg well and truly on our faces.
    The problem we now have is that no one is fearful of coming to anfield, teams half expect to get something from the game, ( and they do.)
    We need to get rid of certain players, we got maxi whos goals to games ratio must be the best and kuyt who works so hard, gerrard, enrique, lucas, suarez, skyrtl, bellamy, after that it can be a bit tenuous at best.
    My worry now and for the future is we may never compete for the top spot as the stadium looks dead in the water and how can we attract top players who want to be in champs league and winning the league.
    I  hope and pray that im wrong but i feel a long rocky road ahead

  • saraceninc

    I would imagine maxi and kuyt will leave as probably Suarez to be replaced by Henderson, Downing and Carroll mark II !!! Wow, now we are finally true contenders for championship football the season after next to be told by kenny that the lads played really well and I have no idea why we canna score?? I think it is time Kenny requested that all goals be made a foot taller and wider?? Still we did win the Carlington, now that is a real achievement. As for Hazzard, you must all be joking, why would he come to this place??? anyway wrong nationality.

  • Nikhilmichael

    There is a rumor that Jackson Martinez has agreed to a deal to come to Liverpool for 9 mil pounds