Miralem Pjanic “ready to say yes” to Liverpool transfer

Reports on Thursday suggest Roma star Miralem Pjanic is set to leave the Serie A giants in the summer, with Liverpool leading the race for his signature.

BOSTON, MA - Wednesday, July 25, 2012: AS Roma's Miralem Pjanic in action against Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, the second match of the Reds' North American tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, the highly-rated 24-year-old will bring an end to his four years in Rome at the end of the current campaign.

There are a host of clubs interested in acquiring the silky playmaker’s signature, but it is the Reds who appear the current favourites to snap him up.

With Steven Gerrard joining LA Galaxy a void will be left in the Liverpool squad, and Pjanic would represent a terrific signing should a deal go through.

The Bosnia international has been one of Europe’s most impressive central midfielders over the last few seasons, combining superb technique with an admirable team ethic. He is a set-piece expert, and would bring much-needed experience despite his relatively tender years.

Having had our hopes dashed in the past when it comes to high-profile signings- Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all spring to mind- it would be foolish to get our hopes up, but it’s certainly positive news as Brendan Rodgers looks for summer reinforcements.

Pjanic has scored nine goals in 56 appearances for Bosnia since his debut in 2008, and enjoyed productive spells at Metz and Lyon before his move to Roma in 2011.

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