LFC Transfer Rumours: Valencia star IN, Suso OUT, Ex-Red to Man Utd

Internationals week always brings the transfer rumours out of the very back of the dusty rumour mill, and this week has been no different as far as Liverpool are concerned…

Liverpool sent scouts to watch Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo recently, and their interest is “growing increasingly” according to talkSPORT.

The 24-year-old has been one of the better performers in an underwhelming season for Valencia, scoring twice in 19 appearances in La Liga this season.

The former Real Madrid and Getafe players works as a central midfielder, and spent a loan spell at QPR in 2008.

He’s created 38 chances for Valencia this season, and boasts a pass accuracy of 87 percent, according to stats website Squawka.

talkSPORT report that Parejo could be seen as an extra option to Liverpool’s bustling midfield, although the development of Luis Alberto seems the more logical option for the Reds right now.

Rodgers is a fan of Parejo and sent his head scout, Barry Hunter, to monitor the 24-year-old during Valencia’s 2-1 win over Granada on February 23.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 19, 2013: Liverpool's 'Suso' Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saenz De La Torre in action against Queens Park Rangers during the final Premiership match of the 2012/13 season at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Suso in action against Queens Park Rangers. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Elsewhere, reports in Spain suggest Liverpool youngster Suso could be set to end his hopes of regular first-team action at Anfield and return to La Liga permanently.

The 20-year-old is currently on-loan to Almeria for the season, having made 24 appearances so far.

Andalucia-based newspaper El Desmarque claim Sevilla are interested in buying Suso permanently in the summer.

To date, Suso has made 20 appearances for Liverpool.

Liverpool, England - Tuesday, January 9, 2007: Liverpool's Gabriel Paletta and Arsenal's Julio Baptista during the League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Gabriel Paletta and Arsenal’s Julio Baptista during the League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Finally, remember Gabriel Paletta? He played for Liverpool four times in 2006/07 under Rafa Benitez, before being shipped to Boca Juniors.

Well, now 28-years-old and playing in Parma’s central defence, he’s being touted as the saviour of David Moyes’ Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

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  • Rak S

    Id be really sorry to see Suso go so I hope these rumours are untrue.
    Apparently he said that he wouldn’t mind staying at Almeria next season, but that he would sign an extension with us first…
    He’s got massive potential and I would really like him to extend his contract with LFC. If BR decides it’s not to be, fair enough, he’s earned that backing, but I for one still believe he could become a great player for us in the long run.

  • Juan Del Rojo

    I’ve been a Che fan since the Rafa Benitez years, as Valencia is my favorite Spanish city

    • Juan Del Rojo

      That said, this lad was the business in the upset win over Barcelona.

  • rodgers supporter

    hope this is false! suso is very good player! there is no sence in selling him… i really want to see him playing for us in a long run..

  • Matthew Priestley

    We’d have to be mental to let Suso go. Also, I’d be gutted; I’ve been looking forward to seeing this lad feature for the first-team for a while now.

  • Anthony Corrigan

    Suso to leave…nonsense

  • John Edwards

    I dont think Suso will be going anywhere. The Spanish press can print whatever they want but that kid is pure class and should be part of our squad next season. We will need a bigger squad anyway for the CL and players like Suso, Illori, Wisdom, Mcglauglin will be part of it.

    • 5xDFX

      Some more loaned players who will be in the squad next year may be Coady and Robinson as well as the four you mentioned.

  • allaboutanfield

    I doubt Suso will be leaving Liverpool. He is looking forward to playing in the Champions League with Liverpool. Liverpool needs another attacking midfielder to compete with Coutinho , SG and Henderson. Also he is still very young with lots of potential. Liverpool should not sell him. He has lots of potential.

  • MyTake

    keep Suso…. he has the quality.
    Does TIA know what thestatus of Micah Richards is? Any rumours that Citeh would sell him? And is he over his injury and playing again?

    • joe mckeown

      Wouldn’t fancy Richards. Like Wilshire he is injury prone. Bad timing going into tackles.

  • Graeme Smith

    Sevilla can be as interested in buying him as they like – that doesn’t mean we’re remotely interested in selling him.

  • Dave7692

    Selling Suso at this stage of his development would possibly be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. He has the attitude, ability and physicality to be a massive hit in the premier league for us. I could understand maybe a second loan spell at most, although I’d prefer that this was somewhere within the Premier League (Swansea would be ideal, especially if they fail to sign De Guzman permanently). As for new additions? I’d hope with CL football and the stars we already have we’d be able to attract a slightly more proven player for 20mil that Parejo. With United looking at Kroos surely if they fail to get into Europe we should be able to sway him towards joining us, he’d be perfect, cost roughly the same (albeit with higher wages I assume) and is still young enough for us to see a great return on the investment for years to come.

  • Rak S

    Suso has apparently denied reports that he wants to leave. Good news… He’s a potential star of the future.

  • Rachel

    Wow. So not what we need. There are 7 midfielders of one kind or another in there. We don’t need anywhere near that. And who do you suggest drops out of a first team that’s playing the kind of football ours is for Koke, Draxler, M’Vila, Lallana, and Firminho? None of those are going to move to sit on the bench, and rotation only screws with the players mentally (not to mention that even if they were our only midfielders, not all of them could play week in week out.) Competition is one thing, but to bring in that many players to a team playing the way Liverpool are right now is a mistake of epic proportions for endless reasons.

    Even if we could afford them, it would undermine the confidence of the players we currently have (who are playing fantastically for the most part), and you’ve not provided any realistic solution to what is actually our weakest area of the team: the defence. Yes, we need a left back, but Luke Shaw won’t be the answer. Southampton won’t sell and even if they would and we could meet their valuation (unlikely), Chelsea and others would come in the second a bid was accepted, and as a Chelsea fan as a kid, there’s absolutely no way Shaw will come to Liverpool when the left back spot at Chelsea is there for the taking. We need a replacement for one of Agger or Skrtel (Skrtel would be my preference, given that Sakho is a left-footed center back and he and Agger competing when both fit wouldn’t be a bad thing), we need a right back who cares more than Johnson who has more experience than Flanno, and a striker with more quality than Aspas who wouldn’t represent a massive drop of in quality if Suarez or Sturridge weren’t available for some reason, another winger and one more creative midfielder to provide competition for Coutinho (although I could see Suso, Alberto or Texeira stepping up to provide that next season).

    We have no hope of signing Koke, Draxler or Lallana. Lallana and Koke won’t be going anywhere without ridiculous bids going in, and we’re not going to be the ones who offer the kind of money that would take. Draxler is a player Schalke are reluctant to sell and so it’s likely to take a bid meeting his 37m release clause to get him, and we simply aren’t going to bid that kind of value, even if he can play both as a winger and in the number 10 role.

    Additionally, Draxler, Lallana, Firminho and Hakan Çalhano?lu would all be competing for the same spot in our line up, a position where we already have Coutinho, Suso, Texeira, Alberto… no way do we need 8 players for the 1 attacking central role, and only Draxler is particularly comfortable playing on the wing of those players.