If you’ve switched off from transfer gossip columns in previous years, the best piece of advice is to take everything with a pinch of salt.
As we head rapidly into the festive fixture programme, the January transfer window will soon be upon us.
This is where the Liverpool transfer rumours go into overdrive. Expect a flood of Europe’s top (and less than top) players to be linked with “shock” moves to Anfield. Expect Liverpool to “enter the race” to sign the most-hyped flavour of the month young starlet out there.
Above all, as Liverpool transfer windows go, and as a health advisory, prepare yourself for disappointment.
We start with the Daily Express going with a story that seems to be plucked out of the blue. Literally. Everton‘s Kevin Mirallas.
Ben Jefferson say reports in Spain claim that Tottenham have been eyeing up the 27-year-old winger, but that “Liverpool are also believed to be monitoring the situation”.
It is suggested that Everton are prepared to Mirallas to knock back improved terms, in which case they would put the player up for sale rather than risk him leaving for nothing.
Mirallas added fuel to fire this week, revealing he would love to play in the Champions League. Wouldn’t we all, Kevin. Wouldn’t we all.
The Daily Mirror go with a rumour that seems a little more credible, linking Benfica right-back Maxi Pereira with a £4 million move to Liverpool.
There’s much speculation about Glen Johnson’s future at the club, with Roma said to be interested in signing the 30-year-old, who’s contract expires at the end of the season.
Johnson’s form has also been questioned lately, which may prompt Brendan Rodgers to look for a right-back in the new year.
However, also 30-years-old, is Pereira the right man for Liverpool?
Looking for game time and with a lot of prospects, Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya on a loan-deal may be the better option as a quick-fix at Anfield.
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