13 Mar 2016

Mega-Bargain: 'Outstanding' £70m Brazilian Liverpool wanted in 2015 can leave for €6m. Sign?

Last summer, Liverpool were linked with a move for Barcelona star Adriano, and with the Reds reportedly in the market for a new left-back, it appears that the Brazilian will be available this summer for a knockdown fee.

In February 2015, the The Mirror reported:

"Liverpool keeping tabs on Barcelona defender Adriano as Brazilian ponders life after the Nou Camp".

On Saturday, Sky Sports claimed:

"Barcelona are willing to cash in on Adriano [and] will seek a fee of €6m for his services if he is open to leaving the club".

Adriano's agent has already confirmed that the Brazilian is open to a move away:

"He [adriano] thinks it’s time for a change. It’s time to face new challenges and take advantage of [other offers]".

Some info about the Brazilian:

* Current contract expires in 2017, and contains a £70m buyout clause.

* 41 goals/assists in 188 games for Barcelona. 18 appearances for the Brazil national team.

* Missed only 10 games through injury since 2012. Averaged 35 games a season for the last four years.

* Mar 2014: Discussed his positional flexibility with ESPN: “I’ve played as a winger [and] as a central defender. I’m always available, be it as a right-back, left-back, central defender, or as a winger.”

* Pepe Guardiola's assessment: “He [Adriano] is an outstanding player known for his versatility and [who] can play in four different positions"

As I always say, you can never have too many skillful Brazilians in the team. If Adriano is available this summer, should Jurgen Klopp reignite Liverpool's interest?

Author: Jaimie K


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