28 Mar 2013

Sign Me: Exciting €15m goalscorer urges LFC to 'make a formal offer'. Buy him...?

In November 2012, Liverpool target Moussa Sow revealed that he rejected a move to Anfield during the January 2011 transfer window. The Fenerbahce striker has been linked with a move to Anfield many times in the past, and it looks like he still harbours dreams of turning out for the Reds.

In an interview in November, Sow - who has grabbed 25 goals and 6 assists in 57 appearances for Fenherbace - claimed:

"Both Arsenal and Liverpool had tried to sign me before I ended up in Fenerbahce."

Sow - a Muslim - later explained why he rejected the Reds:

"My religious view was a major factor in my decision to join Fenerbahce".

In January this year, a report in Turkish newspaper Fanatik claimed that Liverpool had put in a €15m offer for the prolific goalscorer, whose current contract expires in 2016.

Speaking to French newspaper Liberation yesterday, Sow seemingly issued a 'come and get me' plea to Liverpool. He said:

"There is a lot of talk. Everyone knows I want to play in the Premier League one day. If Liverpool made a formal offer and if my club accepted I would be happy to play in England"

Prior to his move to Turkey, Sow revealed his admiration for Liverpool. He told Sky Sports:

"Liverpool, well, that is a dream club. Anyone would be happy, scoring goals in front of the Kop can be the highlight of a career".

Sow contributed 34 goals and 6 assists in 60 games for Lille, which is a very good return. There was definitely a small window of opportunity for Liverpool in January 2012, but the striker slipped through the club's fingers.

Daniel Sturridge recently signed in at Anfield, but the club still needs something else up front, and €15m-rated Sow would certainly offer an exciting attacking option.

The Senegalese star clearly wants to play for Liverpool, so should the club make a bid in the summer?

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  1. if he wanted to play for us that much why did he reject a move to us lol lol lol;-)

  2. Religious considerations at the time. I'll update the article.

  3. If you're expecting Suarez to depart, rather than pay for depth right now, I'd be looking to sign is replacement, and Sow as good as he is, isn't Suarez. He'd be good along side Suarez, but 26 goals in Turkey doesn't translate to as many in the Prem. and isn't going to do much to put notches in the win column.

    That said, if Suarez can be persuaded to stay, I'd say sign him. You have to rest Sturridge at some point, depth would be nice. He'd also have to put on some muscle. He looks like he'd get knocked around like Sterling out there.

  4. Sow is just shy of 6-foot, so I doubt he'd get knocked around that much.

  5. The top two teams in the prem are the only teams in the prem with more than 2 recognized strikers that they can rotate and still pose a danger for the opposition. If we want to get up there, we need at least 3 quality recognized strikers in the team so, if I had a say, it would be to bring Sow if the opportunity arises

  6. Says it all really!

  7. Let us consider that Moussa's greatest success was for a club at which JOE COLE thrived. Sow was at the end of every one of Hazard's plays. If Liverpool is so keen on signing Turkish league stars why not Theonfanis Gekas, (7 goals in 6 games!) Ricardo Queresma etc etc. Nobody would even consider these players to be near the quality required so why is sow being consdiered at such a high price for a lower strike rate? Drudging lower leagues for marginal talent that has already peaked is bad practice and usually reserved for the likes of West Ham. We should be chasing ADEQUATE replacements, either a youngster with upside (which we already have so I wouldn't go that route) or an established player that is available for a decent price. Kevin Gameiro would be a good start. If we want a tall powerful presence just bring back Carroll, even at his inflated wages he'd still be cheaper than the sign on fee + contract Sow would cost and I wager he could knock in 20 in the turkish league...

  8. 6 ft. maybe, but he still looks like he's 110 lbs soaking wet. All that says to me is that he's a tall version of Sterling, or at best Peter Crouch.