3 Apr 2015

Done Deal? 'Excellent' €19m South American striker heading to Liverpool this summer

The rumours linking Ezequiel Lavezzi with Liverpool simply refuse to die, and new reports this week suggest once again that the Reds are close to sealing a deal for the Argentinian attacker.

In October, The Mirror claimed that Liverpool were planning a gigantic £30m January offer for Lavezzi, and according to Friday's Daily Express:

* PSG want to replace Lavezzi - and his huge wages - with Andriy Yarmolenko

* The Argentine attacking is consequently 'heading to Liverpool' in the summer.

It's easy to see Lavezzi's appeal to Rodgers:

* Versatile, and can play as striker, or out wide.
* Works very hard on the field, and is good defensively.
* Has pace, which is always a plus for any attacking player.

Lavezzi is the archetypal Rodgers player, and Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella underlined this last summer, when he highlighted his positive influence. He enthused:

"Players like Lavezzi are always very positive, because they keep players happy. They keep a nice atmosphere in the group. And Lavezzi is an excellent player. He never makes negative comments, and he is always supporting the team."

Creative stats for PSG:

* 27 goals/19 assists in 124 appearances,
* Goal every 4.5 games.
* Goal/assist every 2.6 games.

With Sturridge's susceptibility to injury, it's a priority to have another quality forward player who is seemingly impervious to injury, and Lavezzi - nicknamed 'The Beast' by the Argentina media - certainly fits the bill:

* 312 appearances in the last 7 years.
* Averages 40 games a season.
* Missed only 12 games through injury in the last 10 years.

An enticing record, but PSG reportedly want €19m (£14m) for Lavezzi, which is (arguably) way too much.

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson is a fan of Lavezzi, and in January, he called for the Reds to sign the attacker. He told Sky Sports:

“With Brendan playing Raheem up front on his own, I would like to see an experienced striker come in, like Gonzalo Higuain or Ezequiel Lavezzi. They’ve always been my favoured targets".

If Lavezzi is genuinely 'heading to Liverpool' this summer, then it'll probably be for a smaller fee as I can't imagine FSG sanctioning €19m for a player who turns 30 in a few months.

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36 comments:

  1. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:24 pm, April 03, 2015

    No he is old.
    And he is not good enough , simple as that.
    No end product.
    Better off promoting Harry Wilson, Sergi canos or Jerome Sinclair

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  2. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:25 pm, April 03, 2015

    We should sign :


    Lacazette
    Depay
    Reus
    De Bruyne
    Pogba ( Gerrard replacement)
    Carvajhl ( if Danilo is joining he might leave)
    Marquinhos
    Hugo Lloris

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  3. let psg keep him and we sign Yarmolenko

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  4. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:44 pm, April 03, 2015

    Team for Arsenal :


    .......................................Balotelli......Sturridge
    .................................................
    ...........................Coutinho ................................Sterling
    ......................................................................................
    ...................................Henderson......Lucas
    ..............................................................................................
    .............................Moreno...Sakho......Can.....Johnson
    ..................................................Mignolet




    433


    1) Sturridge floating like Suarez does at Barca will be effective as right now he is isolated , worked last season
    2) Let Can play at cb , Lovren is awful

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  5. You could make that list this summers reality.Show us your Arab money.Turn back into Sheikh Shamsey and give Liverpool a interest-free £250m loan:)

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  6. what about messi, cr7 and hazard?

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  7. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:03 pm, April 03, 2015

    Come on that is just plain unrealistic.

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  8. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:04 pm, April 03, 2015

    My dream lfc team would be:


    ................................Augero
    ...Sanchez..................Coutinho.............Hazard
    ...............................Pogba......Can
    Moreno............Sakho.........Marquinhos....Azepliecuta

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  9. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:05 pm, April 03, 2015

    Forgot the goalkeeper


    i would have
    David De Gea in goal

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  10. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:06 pm, April 03, 2015

    Nah Sheik Shamsey
    is only a small time millionaire
    he would rather invest in more important things : )

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  11. Do you really believe that Liverpool can get 1 of the above let alone 2 ?

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  12. Was he not available for 8m last summer ?

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  13. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:11 pm, April 03, 2015

    We should try .


    the owners are billionaires
    and apparently spend massive fees like 100m on red sock players


    Liverpool is the tenth richest club in the world
    so the money must be there


    and dont give me ffp , city got out with a 50m fine.

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  14. Geography lessons?

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  15. What sort of nickname is the Beast?

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  16. don't know about ffp more like ffs

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  17. Jaimie K you are the worst attention seeking supposed reporter i have ever come across. You must just pick a players name out of a hat every few hours and write a crap blog. I've disappointed myself lowering myself to click on your link just to tell you your a top class TOOL!!!!!!!! Get some proper news going and stop trying to get the most hits

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  18. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:05 pm, April 03, 2015

    What sort of name is Stuart C ?


    What does the c stand for?


    Is it a code word ?

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  19. You cheeky s8d:) The sort of nickname that eats comments for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner then sh7ts them out on forums *PLOP*

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  20. Brendan has just spotted this fine piece of infinite widsom and is now preparing to use it.

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  21. English classes?

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  22. yep it is...
    just as much as liverpool signing al the players listed above.

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  23. yeah you can have that in fifa

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  24. Sturridge doesnt do levitation

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  25. Non Starter...thats why it not happened every time he's mentioned... Whoever keeps linking him is just lazy.

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  26. Sturridge just doesn't work hard enough to play as Suarez...

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  27. Nevergonnacrackthecode, why, because even you can't work you out...

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  28. Meeeeooow!

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  29. Would be a poor signing and from what happened bringing in Lambert I don't see us buying in a 30 year old especially one that doesn't score many goals . Instead of bringin in a player that can play here there and everywhere we need a pure striker who is well capable of banging in 20 plus goals a season . A top holding mid wouldn't go a miss either and a top wing back

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  30. Lavezzi is known as" the beast" and BEAST was actively posting on here . That's why I made my comment - as a joke!

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  31. Pieter Engelbrecht11:02 am, April 04, 2015

    nice but sadley wont happen

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  32. Haha. Even you, the epitome of cool, are beginning to get frustrated.

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  33. Jamie, you want another want another Suarez?

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