7 May 2015

Replace Sterling? Liverpool want to sign 'excellent' €65k-a-week attacker with 20 goals and assists in 33 games

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for France star Jeremy Menez, who has been on the Reds' transfer wishlist since the Rafa Benitez era.

According to Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato today, Liverpool and Monaco are considering a summer move for 27-year old Menez, who signed for AC Milan a year ago after an unhappy spell at Paris St. Germain.

The Reds have been linked with Menez many times in the past:

* 2010: Rafa Benitez tried to sign Menez during the January transfer window, but the player decided to stay at AS Roma.

* 2011: Menez hinted that he'd leave Roma after a bust-up with Roma Coach Vincenzo Montella, and according to The Mirror, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish kept an eye on the winger.

* 2014: Brendan Rodgers reportedly considered putting in a £10m January bid for Menez.

* 2014: Sky Sports claimed that Liverpool were set to 'reignite interest' in £10m-rated Menez.

Some info about Menez:

* Milan contract expires: 2017

* Salary: €65k-a-week.

* Can play as a winger or a centre-forward

* Received a 4-match ban this week for directing a "blasphemous expression" at the fourth official following a recent dismissal against Genoa.

* After being a bit-part player for PSG, Menez is a regular starter for Milan, and his stats have vastly improved as a result of being trusted by his manager:

- Milan: 16 goals/4 assists in 33 apps
- Goal/assists every 1.6 games
- PSG: 15 goals/16 assists in 107 apps.
- Goal/assists every 3.4 games

Only Carlos Tevez has scored more goals than Menez in Serie A this season, and Milan boss Filip Inzaghi has set the Frenchman a new target for next season. In a recent interview, he noted:

"He [Menez] is a good centre-forward and he's also excellent as a winger. He mustn't stop now, though. He must try to become Serie A's top goalscorer, not for himself but for the team."

Like Liverpool, Milan are a former football superpower who've fallen from grace, and this season is another disappointment for a club with such an illustrious history.

It's the same at Anfield, and I can't see why Menez would ditch Milan for another club struggling to maintain a Champions League presence.

Worth a bid this summer?


Author: Jaimie K



97 comments:

  1. This is a no-brainer; £10m and just £65K/week is approx what we are forking out for Borini. Get Ayres moving with his suitcase now!!

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  2. offer him 75,000 per week.

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  3. Every striker B R has bought have been DUDS - possible exception of Sruridge -lost faith in his judgement - he even wants to keep Balotelli Brad Jones etc.Then we hear Lallana telling us we can make top 4 - HOW THEN MATE ??By doing something youve not done once so far = Play Well ?? Lets see you score the winner against Chelsea then ?? Talk is cheap. Club is in a mess with no direction

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  4. Amazing and creative, but he is kind of selfish, although I do think he could bring Balo to play better, he is the exact player who could revive his career here.


    From Milan as well and is quick!

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  5. Why would any talented footballer want to come to the most average team in the premier league?Also FSG,are you serious about getting Liverpool back at the top?Next season is going to be the defining season for FSG and B.Rodgers.

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  6. Did you watch the Liverpool old boys play last night ?
    and we end up with Balo and Lambert !

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  7. 5th place, 3 points above 6th, I'd say there are slightly more 'average' sides than us at the moment. And why FSG? They saved us from G&H and have been putting cash in and keeping their opinions out, thats what every club wants, an owner that lets the club run itself, but keeps the club pretty well funded.

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  8. Stan Dinaround7:35 am, May 07, 2015

    Milan fans aren't too enamered with his selfishness....Has the same
    issue as Sterling, he thinks he's better than he really is and tries to
    take on everyone before failing....

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  9. Stan Dinaround7:37 am, May 07, 2015

    Why do you follow the club if thats how you feel....

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  10. And his contract clauses ready!

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  11. sell sterling and bring in talent, he has no finishing skills. he is not worth what he is asking for. let real madrid or barce take him. he will be permanently on the bench.

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  12. Is Menez not meant to be a bit of a d!ck? The last thing we need is any more divisive characters in our already fractured dressing room

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  13. Because I'm disappointed with B.R and hope FSG tell him to get it right or move on.$200 + million B.R spent on players,the team should be superstars not the average team they're.

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  14. And a manager that is spending those funds on mostly average players.Klopp in.

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  15. rotchie the red10:34 am, May 07, 2015

    how do you know BR wants to keep Balotelli and Jones? did he say it? I must have missed that.

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  16. FSG have done their bit!!!!!!!!

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  17. rotchie the red10:43 am, May 07, 2015

    BR getting all the blame again for buying bad players, when even respected reporters/pundits are blaming the transfere committee system, as for superstars...we haven't been able to attract superstars since before BR.

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  18. rotchie the red10:45 am, May 07, 2015

    for same reason suarez and torres did

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  19. Mr. Point Of View10:45 am, May 07, 2015

    YES , a player at his peak time with that small amount fee. My worry is everytime liverpool sure will ended up paying over the odd.

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  20. rotchie the red10:47 am, May 07, 2015

    or we'll delay and another club will pip us to it again

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  21. He is part of the committee and so gets part of the blame for transfers. Whoever decides on what wages are offered.and the amounts we decide a player is worth and therefore not with going over should also be blamed. Those responsible for the compiling of lists too. Everyone who knew Suarez was leaving and only had Mario as a backup plan for Sanchez. There is no way ALL this is Rodgers.

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  22. Depay going to United. He was always going to go there, the media just got Liverpool fans' hopes up.

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  23. He was available for free last summer.

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  24. its true... i read the article and the first thought that went to mind was... what about all those posts on Liverpool-kop saying that he was coming here? i mean there was even that nonsense about him liking a post or something????

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  25. Therefore FSG is also at least partly 'to blame' as it is their policy that the transfer committee enforces.

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  26. Paul George Ntep: A player who's been linked with QPR and Stoke looks to be the next target for that position.Brendan Rodgers and the transfer sh8t-mittee haven't learnt.Liverpool have a squad stacked with substandard one-season wonders.These days you don't have to do much to get a Liverpool move.We constantly hand out winning lottery tickets to average players.
    Pay extra for better quality!
    They always do me like a kipper.I fall for the talk of marquee players coming in, despite a track record that says it won't happen.Man U will sign Memphis Depay, but why is our next option no where near the level of our first choice? Last season we went for Alexis Sanchez, but got trumped by Arsenal.Markovic was our second choice.Following that majorly diluted back up option, we miss out on Depay and now it's looking likely we'll get PGN.
    I was hoping for a superstar to kick off our window.It would've been a statement of intent.Instead Liverpool go after the same standard of player we usually get.Something needs to change!

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  27. Curses and splashes. Once again I got my hopes up. When will I ever learn? Liverpool's transfer business is deplorable. How can we possibly miss out on another top target?

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  28. I'm almost depressed about this.

    Think we've made our statement of intent, BEAST. Same one we've been making for years: we won't pull out the stops for the top players.

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  29. And, no. We don't want the truth. We want some of these dreams to come true!

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  30. With Depay gone
    we can sign Ntep now


    ......................................................Ings/Origi
    ......................Ntep/Ibe................................................Son
    ............................................Coutinho/Lallana
    .......................................Can...................Henderson/Milner
    .................Moreno.............Sakho...........Skrtel......Montoya
    ....................................................Mignolet/Neto
    with Markovic helping out hopefully coming good




    what do people think about this side ?




    Sterling(he wants to leave you cant keep a player by force) 38m Balotelli 8m Borini 5m Lambert 5m Lucas 6m enrique 2m
    total: 64m


    in
    Ings free Ntep 12m Son 17m Milner free Neto free Montoya 8m a total 37m


    Looks really good business , profit 27m
    especially in conjunction with FFP

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  31. We can only sign players just not that highly rated


    Kovacic and Son are our standards right now

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  32. We missed out because we couldn't compete. I'm not a fan of the committee, but maybe there's nothing they could do

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  33. our competition is Spurs and Southampton
    not man united and arsenal

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  34. Seriously, who the f*** is Ntep? It's Sanchez all over again- miss out on him, fall a few rungs below to Markovic instead. Can't believe the amount of shite BR spews to the media. He must eat through his arse.

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  35. Man uniteds new side?


    .............................................Rooney
    ......................Depay....................Mata.............Di Maria
    .........................................Gundogan.....Herrera
    ......................Shaw............Jones..........Hummels....Valencia
    ................................................De Gea




    it could get even better
    if they sign Bale




    we really our far behind utd


    Then we rather then signing top players will lose one of our better ones in RAHEEM STERLING


    Chelsea and Man city are not going to wait for us to catch up
    arsenal are showing tehir dominance


    WILL LFC EVER GET BACK IN THE TOP 4 OR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

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  36. Yeah bit Torres joined when we were cl finalists and had a Spanish contingent with the manager who beat barca and Real


    Man city did not exist (at top level)
    Arsenal were paying off their stadium
    Chelsea just got started as a top club


    Ferguson was content with building through homegrown talent


    Now all those 4 teams are heavy hitter in the transfer market


    Suarez only joined us because of the biting scandal

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  37. AndWithSuchSimplicity12:54 pm, May 07, 2015

    It's going to be a long hard summer. Might go gutting kelp on a North Sea trawler for a bit to get away from it.

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  38. Summer is around the corner? Nonsense.


    The Winter Is Coming.

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  39. I don't know about winter but Liverpool certainly not going to Memphis now either...

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  40. Must be a wage issue, because PSV had given us permission to talk the player. Perhaps he was put off by the recent limp performances.

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  41. I suppose we'll have to console ourselves with the thought that Memphis is just living up to his name and going somewhere where DePay is higher...

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  42. Save me a seat, please.

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  43. Nice one. Another Winter of Discontent.

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  44. Rooney convinced Memphis about Depays at the United cafeteria.


    I'll show myself out...

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  45. liverpool-rumours.co.uk

    For weeks now, they have maintained that Depay is off to United, despite all the media BS. Read their insights if you want accurate information.

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  46. That may be harder to swallow...

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  47. I had a great steak one for lunch.

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  48. Steak and Mushroom better than Suarez and Sturridge.

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  49. With our current crop of strikers it's more like Mistake and Kidme...

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  50. I enjoy your frequent rage, disappointed with the lack of caps lock rage, though.


    Bit contradicting. You didn't believe the Depay-Liverpool rumours so why believe much about this Ntep guy, whoever he is. Just wait it out. The guarantee is the club will overpay for someone, we are just unsure of who that will be. In due course...

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  51. All i can say is i am not surprised by Depay not coming but just another mercenary using Liverpool to get a better deal elsewhere.

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  52. The plane flying over Anfield ,showing the world that Liverpool is in turmoil .

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  53. Him and his manager used Liverpool to get a better deal.

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  54. Ntep is likely no good easy to believe Pete.

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  55. Unfortunately our underwhelming rumours tend to come true more than the awesome ones. :-(

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  56. Sorry, haven't gone far enough in the show yet to know what you're talking about ;-)

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  57. Haha, you both are on fire, *ahem* fresh out the oven.

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  58. Then I assume a 'LVG factor' article from Jaimie is coming up. He'd be correct on this one, though.

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  59. I don't think Suarez ate in the cafeteria. The cafeteria only has normal food.

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  60. All you need to know is that it's grim ;-)

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  61. All B.S Pete Depay wanted United all along just used us to up dePAY.

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  62. Damn; should have said it's laborious.

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  63. Yup - he probably would. Makes one look twice at people like Ancelotti.

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  64. Absolutely not, the guy is a total headcase.

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  65. I believe the Ntep story because history dictates that I believe it, and there's no better adherent of history than a Liverpool fan, apparently. I didn't believe Depay because I trust the source that I linked on here (you will see it once it passes moderation).


    I save rage caps lock for match threads.

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  66. that's gonna sea sick duddde

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  67. He's been in United's hands for at least weeks now...

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  68. And a very skillful player.

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  69. Why that word mercenary...

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  70. Well sells his soul for money basically.

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  71. He is full of s#@T

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  72. How about some facts to support that statement?

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  73. Look at the above what i wrote ask yourself if he needed a season to decide to join his mate Van Gaal.
    He never had any intention of joining Livrerpool think about it.

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  74. And he SAID he did? And even if he did, which he DIDN'T, using one employee's offer to boost another one's is bussines mate, we would all do that if we had a chance.

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  75. Business is just a word mate and honesty and integrity is a way of life thats how i see it.

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  76. What honesty are you talking about, what does Some Depay owe to Liverpool? He has in his view a better manager ther there, better chance of winning trophies and a better salary, why should he not sign for them?

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  77. Think you are absolutely right..

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  78. Well i suppose it depends on how you look at life you can i suppose just lie to everyone which he has done.
    And you can go on thinking its ok to lie because you owe nobody nothing.

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  79. Come on mate you him and his agent led Liverpool on lets leave it at that.

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  80. His agent said that PSG and us were LEADING the race. I tend to believe that. In comes his countryman and both other teams are off. No lies, no deception.

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  81. Looks like one of the worst LFC lineups ever assembled...70% possession 1 goal per game.

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  82. This one really disappointed me but after a couple of hours I'm over it. Now I'm looking forward to being disappointed by Konoplyanka.

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  83. Agree with Son and Montoya; ambivalent about the rest. I'd keep Lucas and Balo, though, and hopefully add at least one genuinely top-drawer player.

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  84. Why are you condoning deception when its plain for all to see Orme?

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  85. No deception. There was a race, as there is for every goodplayer. manu won. Depay promised nothing to no one.

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  86. I was just contrasting your comment with the one below from Nss Ssn as they often do on the BBC gossip column ;-)

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  87. He's hasn't once played a contributing role for a winning club. All he did at PSG was whine his way off the field.

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