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1/20/2013 06:30:00 pm

Get in there, LFC: 'Fantastic' M'Vila available for only £6m. Sign...?

Long-time Liverpool target Yann M'Vila is seemingly on the verge of joining QPR, but with the Reds arguably in need of another defensive midfielder, let's hope that, behind the scenes, the the club is also pursuing the coveted Rennes star.

According to the BBC, QPR made a £6.2m bid for the player last week, and Rennes are apparently desperate to sell the 22-year old this month.

Rennes president Frederic de Saint-Sernin confirmed the QPR interest in an interview this week, and revealed that other Premier League clubs are also interested. He said:

"We are in negotiations with QPR, but other clubs have made requests. There are teams from the former Soviet Union and England too. We will resume discussions tomorrow."

After Rennes 2-0 cup victory over Marseille last Wednesday, M'Vila was asked if he'd just played his last 90 minutes for the club. He told Reporters

"Only God knows. For now I am enjoying myself, we are in the final!"

Liverpool were linked with M'Vila several times during Kenny Dalglish's tenure at Anfield, and with the Reds arguably lacking adequate cover in defensive midfield, a move for the Frenchman would seem to make sense.

Given Liverpool's previous interest, it's possible that the Reds could be among the 'other clubs from England' mentioned by Saint-Sernin, and at the age of 22, M'Vila fits FSG's increasingly maligned transfer policy.

M'Vila is an established France international (22 games for the national team), with a great fitness record (averages 44 games a season), and at £6.2m, he definitely fits within Liverpool's transfer budget.

There are, however, question marks over his attitude, which possibly explains why his transfer value has dropped over the last year. Indeed, in November 2012, M'Vila was banned from all national teams until June 2014 after an unauthorised night out while on under-21 duty. None of this bothers QPR boss Harry Redknapp though, who believes M'Vila can be a success in the Premier League. On Wednesday, he told The Telegraph:

"He [M'vila] played against England a couple of years ago for France, and was fantastic. Arsenal and Spurs made offers for him. I promise you that. They (Rennes) turned down £28m from an English club for him a year ago. M'Vila's had a few problems off the field problems. If he behaves himself, and plays as we know he can, he'll do well."

If Redknapp is right, and Rennes turned down a £28m bid last year, then QPR - or some other club - are in line for an amazing bargain. Should Liverpool challenge QPR for M'Vila's signature? Surely it's a no-brainer at this price...?



Jaimie Kanwar

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65 Comments :

lfc2005 said...

he would be an absolute steal for that price. but i doubt with lucas as first choice CDM he will hardly get a look in if bought. rather we spend on an attacking midfielder

anteater said...

Should we challenge QPR for his signature. Big fat yes.

H8UTD said...

i think we should target another centre half first. chances of him arriving? slim to non-existent, good player though.

anteater said...

I'd like to think that Lucas would really have to worry about being a regular starter if we bought M'Vila.

Billyparkes2009 said...

Our midfield is packed already. I would like him tho. Id send Jonjo and Allen out on loan to make room for Sneidjer and him :) Gerrard said today that Rodgers wants Sneidjer but I've seen reports that he has nearly finalised with Gala :(

FdotM said...

Come one BR!!!! Newcastle just signed a quality center back! Let's sign either M'villa or Sissoko!

Nige said...

That's a rhetorical question, right?! If you'd like my answer, for that fee it's an absolute no brainer for me. Fits the so called policy of FSG- 22 years old, re sale value if needs be in the future. He is a muscular powerful midfielder- the type we do need especially away from Anfueld. Also a no brainer of sorts is Sneijder! £6.5M fee?! Even with £120k a week wages (over 3 years for example) that's a TOTAL outlay of £20M for an experienced, quality creative player. His fee alone would be well over £20M normally. It's only cos inter want him off wage bill. Quite I trifled by our pursuit of Inter's other player, Coutinho... Could be a rough gem?

gilstrap said...

id go for this guy...lucas is rusty and allen is crap....stick him in the middle  with hendo and Ste g.....NO BRAINER AT 6 MILL

Nige said...

Typos..Anfield sorry and intrigued..

liverpool4life565 said...

Yes he a good player, but his temperament isn't good, how would he handle if BR didn't pick him in games?

Jaimie K said...

Nige - if you sign up for disqus you get an option to edit your posts.

pandle said...

We don't need a DM right now.  We have plenty.  What we need is another big, strong, quick center back or two. Carragher can't play too much longer and Enrique is hurt.  The other four stalwarts are good, but if one does down before Enrique returns...oops.

pandle said...

Saw the video...lots of shooting...not much film of defending...suspicious.

Zanatos said...

I`d love for us to go for him, I`ve said many times how important the DM role is, and while Lucas is great at that role, I still feel he isn`t as good as we could get. M`vila would be a great addition, and give us some real steal in the DM role, which can really help all those in front of him. I really would hope we are in for him.

Zanatos said...

I only think we have one, which is Lucas, who has had a few injuries over the last few years. Allen aint a DM, and nor is any other player we have that I can think of. Granted Allen can play there, but it isn`t his normal role, and it tells. Even Lucas who has made that role his own, is still no Masch IMO.

Zanatos said...

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Just wanted to write a very similar reply, but you've beaten me to it.

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Zanatos said...

you snooze, you lose lol

Zanatos said...

I`d also like to think he would choose us over QPR in an instant. QPR are a great club, but might not even be in the prem next year. Plus he can play alongside some top players like gerrard, Sturridge, Suarez, Reina, Agger etc here. For me the question is why aren`t we going for him?

DerBaumMann said...

wtf ?

billythecat said...

whats the fucks all that about m8? off topic did u see old the old drunk with his hat on the wrong way round at spurs. classic and the gob on him when he got a bit of payback in fergie time been a good weekend so far come on saints!!!!

anteater said...

Yep, we should have much more pulling power than QPR.

Jay said...

tbh I preferred (pre-eye injury) Sissoko to Mascherano, though I know I'm in the minority there.

I also though that Didi was comfortably better than all 3 of his successors though

Jay said...

Even the best players can go through a bad spell. Everybody needs to calm down with the whole knee jerk reactions, whether to a bit of good form (like Allen early in the season) or a bit of bad form (like Allen now). 
I know this is the internet, but it still makes you all look dumb as heck nevertheless.

Jay said...

It's a youtube highlight reel..

M'vila isn't as dynamic as my preferred target, Capoue, but he is more disciplined in his defensive duties than the likes of Sissoko & Diame. He's pretty much another Lucas (the good version) but a little bit quicker across the pitch and with his passing. Just my opinion though...

The prices being quoted over the last year were ridiculously over the top, and the price being quoted now is a massive bargain - we should definitely be in now, as we're very unlikely to find anybody better for that kind of money, no matter how long we wait

Jay said...

He's got far less issues than somebody like Suarez, and isn't a cancer like Balotelli. 
A little bit of time and maturity will solve M'vila's supposed issues.

Jay said...

tbh I'd prefer somebody a bit more physically imposing, but M'vila's technical ability does make him a better fit for Rodgers' team than the likes of Sissoko or Diame.

He'd be crazy to sign a contract that doesn't contain a relegation release clause in it, so hopefully that is the only reason we aren't jumping straight in for his signature right now... 

banoog said...

I was a big fan of Sissoko. I was actually hoping that we would look into getting him back last season when he was rumoured to be available.

banoog said...

Right now, I think acquiring a defensive midfielder is much more important than buying a centre-back. We have NO options in the DM position outside of Lucas. We saw how poor our midfield was against Man U, Villa  Stoke etc without a robust midfield, and how this impacts negatively on our defence. 
The fact that we've bought more midfielders than anything else over the past few seasons highlights the fact that successive managers have appreciated the importance of this area of the team. Unfortunately, none of them have got it right, whilst at the same time neglecting decent forward additions.

Tommy said...

i hate bashing my own players but with hindsight imagine if we had saved 15mill in the summer and spent 13m on two baragins mVila and sneider! quality now and not just potential.

Essexred said...

No one has wondered why m'vila has not got a big move yet? And why teams like Liverpool,arsenal,man it'd. Are not in for him!!?? Because he's temperamental and has been in a lot of trouble! I heard he beat up his gf!! Of course players like that.. Managers don't want to touch with a bargepole! Liverpool would never sign player like him!!

Billyparkes2009 said...

Rember we had Gerrard, Alonso, Mascherano and Sissoko. Sissoko was such a talented player and loved a good challenge!!

Essexred said...

Also we won't get sneidjer as we are in talks to sign his team mate continho!

Jay said...

M'vila refused to move before the European Championships for fear of messing up his chances to play for France, and Rennes wanted big money for him. That is why M'vila hadn't moved on before his troubles over the last few months, not because of idle rumours about his private life.

L4red said...

Great player but sounds a bit like another ballotelli, do we really want another player the press can slaughter?

Essexred said...

Erm... Actually wenger went public to say that he's a talented enough player but he's worried about his temperament!! Why is he on the verge of a move to QPR and not Real Madrid if he's so great??

Chirag Vyas said...

Amazing for that price. Makes Allen look 15mn waste. 

Essexred said...

Allen 15m waste? You serious? Give the lad a chance!! I don't know why everyone expects a player to come in and hit the ground running all the time?! Yes Torres and Suarez did and were absolute magnificent players for us but even the likes of xabi alonso and mascherano took a wee bit of time to settle!! I 100% back and trust Brendan for Christ sake look what he's getting out of downing and Hendo!!

banoog said...

Breaking News: Wesley Sneidjer has agreed a deal with Galatasaray. Opportunity missed. 

Essexred said...

For me... I don't see much difference in sneidjer and joe cole!! Coley was fantastic and then we got him at 29 years old and did nothing for us! Sneidjer is 28 and would be a massive gamble with the wages he craves!! Makes me laugh really.. When we get linked to these so called world class players they are normally washed up and out of form. Much prefer value for money keep the sturridge kind of signings coming!! Coutinho next please as Brendan seems to be great with talents that don't get a look in!
Yes we could do with a bit more experience but not anyone could come in and make a difference to this team so buy the young players if they are available.

banoog said...

I think in terms of class, experience, influence, winning mentality, Sneidjer and Cole are worlds apart. Nevertheless, FSG will be happy that Sneidjer's finally agreed to sign for Galatasary.

I would definitely be happy to see Coutinho in our squad. We don't know yet why bids have been rejected, whether the player would be interested in a move or whether he's up for sale at all.

Jobsy said...

Amazing when you think that a £13 million pound outlay could completely transform the face of our first team, £6.5 mil for Sneijder and £6 mil for this guy.. and when you think we paid £15 mil for a guy who seems no more then a £5 mil player, to think that neither of these players could end up at our great club makes me feel sick.

L4red said...

Sorry mate but dont think its an opportunity missed at all, ive said before that some people are getting carried away by his old reputation but can anyone come up with examples of how great he,s been in the past few years? If its about makin a supposed statement of intent by luring a big name to lfc why dont we put a bid in for say torres who,s shot to bits but is still a name, if things hadnt worked out can u imagine him sulkin on the bench, galatasary are welcome to him imo

Chirag Vyas said...

Lad a chance? Played most games this season for Lfc than any other player. 

DerBaumMann said...

Lucas is a wonderful player, but not the right one if we face teams as stoke or everton. Their Body football, wich remembers me to wrestling most of the time, is something different, it would be good if we get someone like him, to face players as Fellaini or Toure in the midfield and to keep pace with them. M'Vila could be the right person for that job. gerrard mvila and allen or gerrard lucas henderson, we could deside every game

Jay said...

fyi, Joe Cole had won plenty of trophies before he arrived at LFC...

Jay said...

Torres was shot before he left us and has only gotten worse since his departure...

banoog said...

May be so, but I think his career has been on the decline for a while now, such that he should never have been bought, especially on such high wages. Furthermore, the sheer number of 'individual' honours that Sneidjer has earned over the years justifies why he's the classier act.

banoog said...

Yep, sad state of affairs. A great opportunity has been missed and many more will be missed. As I keep saying, if you do your best, buy the best yet it doesn't work out, the fans will still support you. But if you keep on bringing substandard players to the club, then even the most faithfull will turn.

Hope I'm wrong, but I pray that our impressive win over Norwich on Saturday hasn't convinced the owners that we don't need quality and numbers in the squad.

banoog said...

Don't believe in making statements although it would have been a massive one. With someone like Sneidjer, it would not just be about what he brings in footballing terms, but also what he could impart to the younger members of our squad. Apparently this is why BR played Carragher against Norwich. That knowledge and experience shouldn't be undervalued at any cost.

We need more experience in the team, who else of quality is out there and available for a fraction of what we paid for some of our current lot?

Jay said...

Sneijder's career has been on the decline for a long time also though. 

And nobody is saying that Cole has achieved more than Sneijder - just that he has won plenty of things as well, including individual recognition, and as such his was regarded as a statement signing when we got him too

VermHat said...

'There are teams from the former Soviet Union'...

Weird phrase. He's obviously heard the name and thought 'that sounds Russian-y'.

If he is available for £6mil, I'd fancy him. I thought he looked good a couple of years ago when I made an effort to look at him, but I haven't seen what he has been up to since.

That £28mil is deffo Redknapp talking out his arse (or is it his face? I really can't tell...). As if Rennes wouldn't take £28mil. Who'd bid that as well? Not us, nor is it likely to be United, Arsenal or City (they could have bought him in the Summer but instead bought Rodwell and Garcia). That leaves Chelsea, and DM seems to be the only position they haven't strengthened in midfield.

Zanatos said...

we had the best midfield in world oooo

Asq said...

no way. we only want players with the right attitude. if mvila comes in, he could disturb the atmosphere with the whole team.

steer clear.

L4red said...

I agree an experienced pro would be welcome, look what gary mac did for us, i wasnt saying youd personally said about a statement of intent but ive heard that arguement used by other posters, i just dont think sneijder is the older fox we need, id prefer trying to get alonso back in the summer

banoog said...

Were you happy Cole signed? I know many were at the time, but the greater voice seemed to be against his signing. I'm still baffled as to why Cole's signing was, as you say, a statement of intent. I think the circumstances are quite relevant. Benitez gone, Hodgson in charge - those were the darkest of days.

I still think Sneijder has more to offer, but only time will tell...

Ani Zanz said...

LFC weaknes is look come from DM OR CDM players.Lucas and Allen not very solid to this position because small size body.Not enough to tackle down the tough cotender players and not creative to assist foward players.Jonjo Shelvey and Sebastian Coates more comfortable if they playing this position.Tough when defending and creative assist and able score the goal.If LFC want to bring new CDM,I'm sure Yann M'Villa and Benat Extrebarria will be succes and will shining soon.Yann M'villa now have advantage because LFC can get sign him with bargain price.Why not try to request him service now.We still got the times to try sign him because he never sign deal with any clubs yet.Please make all out to get Yann M'Villa to be new Reds Familiy.ASAP......YNWA

Jay said...

I was never excited about Cole's signing, just as I was never behind Keane's signing, or much other signings we've made recently.

I'm not rewriting history though. I clearly remember the majority being VERY happy behind that 'statement of intent' on Cole making the choice to leave Chelsea behind for the BIG money on offer at LFC

Jay said...

and you are led to believe this because... ?

anteater said...

Yep, and lest we forget, Lucas was brought in as a box-to-box midfielder, though he was hardly asked to play like that with us. He did on very few occasions and had quite an impact on our offensive game. M'Vila though actually is a defensive midfielder, and a strong one at that. He can pass the ball, too.

anteater said...

I always thought that Mascherano was overrated, but it's hard to argue if one of the top Spanish clubs come in for him.

anteater said...

Well, then maybe that is also the reason that Sneijder now joined Galatasaray and not PSG or the like.

Eric said...

Yes Liverpool should challenge for his signing. No Liverpool won't challenge for his signing.

imoff said...

Just the kind of player we need big ,athletic ,strong good competition for Lucas and may even get a nod over Lucas ,but i doubt we'd make a move for him.

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