Saturday, August 24, 2013

Liverpool & Spurs Battle For Adem Ljajic

Liverpool has joined the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur target Adem Ljajic, according to reports.

The Daily Star claims Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on the 21-year-old, who appears set to leave Fiorentina this summer.

Ljajic has a year left on his contract with the Viola, but club president Andrea Della Valle has accepted that the youngster could be making a move away from the club in the final stages of the transfer window.

“It’s difficult to see Ljajic staying with us. Personally I would like to keep him, of course, but one has to understand the player’s intentions and the atmosphere,” he said, according to the paper.

Ljajic scored 11 goals in 28 Serie ‘A’ appearances last season, alerting Premier League clubs to his availability.

And, the Liverpool manager has sensed an opportunity to add to his squad at Anfield, with the youngster available for as little as €9million, the report claims.

Rodgers has already brought a number of players to Merseyside this summer, with Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas joining the Reds’ revolution.

The Serbian playmaker would provide Liverpool with another option in attack, but they face competition to bring the player to England.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is also keen on the player, according to reports, with the north London outfit also looking to add quality to their squad.

Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli have already moved to White Hart Lane, although Tottenham Hotspur appears set to miss out on Willian this summer.

If Gareth Bale leaves Spurs this summer, then AVB will certainly still have money to spend, and Ljajic represents great value at the quoted price in the paper.

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