Wednesday, May 6, 2009

VIDEO: Alvaro Negredo – a decent back-up for Fernando Torres?

Liverpool are allegedly interested in Almeria striker Alvaro Negredo, with the player himself publicly expressing an interest in coming to Anfield. Could he be the back-up striker the club needs?

Negredo confirmed his and Liverpool’s purported interest in a recent interview:

"To play next to Fernando Torres at Anfield is a dream and any player would accept that, but I prefer to talk about reality and I have not spoken with Rafa Benitez, but I do know that some contact exists between the clubs."

Have a look at this clip showcasing Negredo’s talents:


1. Good touch, athleticism and decent pace.
2. A goal ration of 1 in 2 over the last two seasons with Almeria
3. Young and comparatively unheard of, so an exorbitant transfer fee will (probably) not be involved
4. Would not expect to walk straight into the team so possibly would not mind being a back-up


1. Real Madrid have a £4.4.m buyback clause
2. Relatively inexperienced. Would he cut it in the premiership?

The club should not be buying more expensive superstar strikers because it just would not work, for reasons I’ve outlined in this article: Why Liverpool Should Not Sign Samuel Eto'o

As such, I would not be too unhappy if this type of player was signed, though I wouldn’t pay any more than £10m.

What do you think?



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