Liverpool Eye Up Massive Transfer To Replace Philippe Coutinho
Just when I thought I'd got out, they drag me back in! Here I am writing another story about Philippe Coutinho but at least this time it's all about how Liverpool are hoping to replace him with a real star.
When you lose one of your best and most creative players you're always going to have to replace them. And no, this isn't a piece of advice for Arsene Wenger although the Frenchman is reportedly doing that with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Liverpool though did also lose their most creative player, if not their best, with Coutinho, incase you didn't know, being shipped off to Barcelona for around £142 million.
How might Liverpool's team look if they hadn't sold some of their best players?
So with a whole being burned in his pocket Jurgen Klopp will need to replace the Brazilian. Of course in the summer he's already got Naby Keita incoming to Anfield but it won't be enough.
But Liverpool fans needn't worry because according to the Liverpool Echo the Premier League side have a very big name in mind to replace the former Inter Milan player. The paper report that the club have begun talks with James Rodriguez agent over a move.
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Colombian Rodriguez moved to Real Madrid after impressing at the 2014 World Cup, where he was top goalscorer, but things never quite worked out for him at the Bernabeu especially under Zinedine Zidane.
Los Blancos wanted to get the £70 million they paid for him back in a transfer but no one wanted to pay it and in the end he left for Bayern Munich on a two year loan deal to reunite with Carlo Ancelotti.
The Bundesliga champions would need to agree to end his deal early if Liverpool are to have any chance of signing him but with Ancelotti since sacked and Leon Goretzka rumoured to be incoming it is a possibility.
I kept complaining about writing about Coutinho so my boss sent me somewhere he wouldn't be, Anfield:
It would be a hell of a coup if the Reds did manage to sign Rodriguez but it would be sure to cost them quite a bit.
Then again after their own South American left they've got plenty of cash lying around.
Could Rodriguez rock up at Anfield in the summer?
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