Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Liverpool Eye Up Cut-Price Deal For Valencia Star

Valencia full-back Aly Cissokho has emerged as a transfer target for Liverpool as manager Brendan Rodgers prepares to make the most of Los Che’s financial problems with a £4m bid, reports the Mirror.

Cissokho has played just one-year in Spain after joining from Olympique Lyon in a £5.3m move in the summer of 2012.

Since then the 25-year-old has made 36 appearances for Valencia in all competitions, which included seven matches in the Champions League.

The left-back also has one cap for France and the Reds are thinking of bringing Cissokho in as it looks like the club will lose out on first choice Lucas Digne of Lille to Ligue 1 rich boys AS Monaco.

The Frenchman has had plenty of experience in top European football over the past few years, having been a stalwart in the Lyon defence between 2009 and 2012.

Cissokho won the French cup during his time with the club and has also won the Primeira Liga in Portugal during a short six-month spell with FC Porto.

Rodgers views the left-back as the ideal candidate to come in and strengthen the back four at Anfield due to the France international’s experience and relatively low price.

If Cissokho were to arrive if would be the Northern Irishman’s third signing from La Liga already this summer, with Iago Aspas arriving from Celta Vigo and Sevilla’s Luis Alberto also joining the club – for a combined cost of £14.2.

At the back the Reds have also recruited with Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet signing for £9.3m, whilst Kolo Toure joined on a free transfer from Manchester City.

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