This is from TalkSport, so you don’t need me to tell you how low on the reliability-meter it is…
Liverpool face a battle with AC Milan as they look to clinch the signing of Danish star Christian Eriksen.
A ‘battle’ is right, Eriksen is a Category A talent, and as such comes accompanied by a Category A price tag – £30m and above. Given the state of the financial affairs at Anfield, that’s completely unrealistic – as good a player as the Danish playmaker is.
Brendan Rodgers could really do with a player in this mould, but he’s punching above his weight if there is any truth to the claims that he holds an interest in Eriksen – and there are other players who could fill the creative void at Anfield.
Mateo Kovacic is a good example, and Dinamo Zagreb’s 18 year-old playmaker is a star-in-waiting – if you haven’t seen him before, then think of him as an underdeveloped version of Luka Modric as a guideline (video below). He’s technically brilliant, and has the potential to grow far beyond Christian Eriksen’s talent level.
And he’d be about half the price…
William Hill – Free £25 bet for new users.
Paddy Power – Free £25 bet for new users.