Liverpool: Aldridge wants Suarez return; Sakho deal stalls; on alert for Brazilian
Former Reds striker John Aldridge believes that the club should make a move to bring Barcelona striker Luis Suarez back to the club. Aldridge told 888Sport:
“The manager will know if he needs to buy one but if the right man isn’t available he’ll play the kids. Money is available but he won’t go out and buy for the sake of it. Personally, I’d go and get Suarez.”
Any such deal seems unlikely given that the Uruguayan recently signed a new deal at the Nou Camp and has spoken of his desire to see out his career with the Spanish club.
One man unlikely to be welcomed back so quickly is Mamadou Sakho, who is attracting interest from West Brom, West Ham, Lille, AC Milan and Inter Milan, say the Daily Mail. However, they claim that a £500,000 loan fee is being demanded which may make the deal impossible for most interested parties.
When combined with his £80,000 per week wages, Sakho would not come cheaply for anyone and may be too expensive for the likes of West Ham who are struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table.
However, the club have been put on alert regarding the availability of Brazilian left sided forward Gabriel Barbosa, also known as Gabigol, who has failed to impress since signing for Inter Milan in the summer. His manager Stefano Pioli recently spoke to reveal that he could leave in January, saying:
“I am happy at the enthusiasm for Gabigol, but I’d like to see him make some moves that are more useful and not just spectacular for the sake of being spectacular. Will he remain? We are evaluating the situation. Our first objective in January is to whittle down the squad, because we want players who are happy to be at a big club like Inter. We are Inter, proud to be a big team and will go forward only with those who share that view.”
The winner of an Olympic gold medal in the summer and with youth on his side, it would not be a surprise if Jurgen Klopp was monitoring the attacker.
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