1 Dec 2016

Anfield Boost: 'World-class' striker wanted by Klopp confirms transfer to 'Liverpool' could happen 'if there are offers'

Liverpool target Sardar Azmoun has responded to rumours about a possible transfer to Anfield.

When asked this week about Liverpool's interest, Azmoun told reporters:

"Ajax, PSV or Liverpool? I have not received any offers, but if there are [offers], then I will look into it, whether it’s come from Liverpool or other clubs.”

The story so far:

* Oct 2016: The Guardian claimed: "Liverpool have monitored Azmoun and are considering an offer".

* Nov 2016: ESPN reported: "A source has told ESPN that Azmoun would be keen on a move to Liverpool".

* Nov 2016: Azmoun's agent, Mehdi Hagitali, told ESPN: "I read about the interest from Liverpool. If some proposals come, we will look at them."

Some info about Azmoun:

* 21-year old striker. Contract expires: 2018. Spent three years at Rubin Kazan.

* Kazan/Rostov: 33 goals/assists in 87 apps (One every 132 mins). 15 goals in 20 games for Iran's national team.

* Scouting Report (Strengths): "Outstanding dribbling skills, game-reading ability, astonishing control on the ball, superb eye for goal and marvelous finishing power are his main attributes".

* Scouting Report (Weaknesses): "Slender physique does not allow him to get into one-on-one challenges with stronger players. Easily tripped or brought down".

* Jun 2015: Azmoun admitted: "I'm also in love with English Premier League and it would be a dream for me to play in England."

* Oct 2015: Iran boss Carlos Queiroz raved: "He [Azmoun] is world-class. The way he moves the ball is really brilliant".

With the greatest respect, it's nonsense to suggest that Azmoun is 'world-class', and there's no evidence to back up that assertion. Gross hyperbole aside, though, is Azmoun a viable January target?

QUICK LINKS: Latest Transfer News | LFC Highlights | Stats

Bev is having her bone marrow transplant today (Wed19th April). It's a big operation, and she'll be on life support for the duration. The recovery process is going to be very tough and unfortunately carries a great deal of risk with regards to infection, which could be life threatening due to the process requiring her immune system to have been purposefully wiped out beforehand (so that it doesn't f!ght against/reject the transplant). Sadly, the preparation treatment has adversely affected her heart as well and currently it is beating much lower than it should be so we have to hope that soon starts to recover as well. More HERE.


Post a Comment