Three of this morning’s newspapers will reignite transfer rumours surrounding Liverpool’s intentions to resign Emile Heskey from Aston Villa in the January transfer window.
With Reds boss Rafa Benitez looking to bolster Liverpool’s attacking options after a faltering first half of the season, Heskey’s return to Anfield would be a cheap option for Benitez to consider.
The Guardian, Daily Mirror and Liverpool Daily Post all contain reports this morning linking Benitez with a £3.5million move for Heskey next month.
Andy Hunter of The Guardian writes:
Rafael Benítez has placed Emile Heskey top of his wish list for January despite facing a monumental task to persuade Aston Villa to grant the striker a return to Liverpool.
However the England international has found his way into Martin O’Neil’s first team of late, scoring twice in Villa’s last seven games which has sees them sit 3rd in the Premier League table.
Heskey has been linked several times over the last two years with a return to Liverpool, with the Reds reported to be interested last January transfer window when he left Wigan for Villa.
Heskey scored 60 goals in 223 appearances for Liverpool between 2000 and 2004, after arriving for ££11m from Leicester City – a record for the club at the time. In his first full season (00-01) the club enjoyed huge success with three trophies and Heskey himself scored 23 goals.