TRANSFER WEEK 2
A fortnight of transfer action has passed and we have yet more news to share about who’s potentially coming to Liverpool for the 2015-2016 season. Please remember: this list is not all players that have agreed to join Liverpool already, some of them are just rumours and genuine transfer news of people linked with the club and even if they had interest in joining Liverpool, the transfer still may not be completed for various reasons. That’s not our fault if it doesn’t happen, we’re just trying to let you know who is in with a chance of becoming one of our new players. I hope you get to see some of these players in a red shirt, though. Alright, here we go!
There have been multiple sources piling up now (some more reliable and trustworthy than others) that keep suggesting 31 year old Carlos Tevez may just be our next surprise transfer for the fans. Much in the same way that we heard whispers of “we might be buying Balotelli” before we went and brought Mario from Italy, there’s an increasingly likely chance that we may also see this player jump over from the Serie A to the Premier League once again, this time for Liverpool.
Tevez started out rising through the ranks of the youth team at a well known local side Boca Juniors in his home country (Argentina). He would play for Boca Juniors senior team as his career got going, then later moved over to Corinthians to play in the Brazilian league and would attract the attention of Premier League clubs as he scored over 50 goals during his time in South America which lasted from 2001 to 2006.
Already an experienced player for clubs around Europe by now, Tevez spent about 7 years in England and also played most recently (since 2013) for Italian giants, Juventus. His time in the Premier League saw him score 114 goals (total) for English clubs such as West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City. With plenty of honours and winners medals he’s been a part of English teams who won the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Premier League, the Community Shield and he even took and scored the first penalty in the shoot out that Manchester United won against Chelsea in the Champions League Final of 2008.
No official bids from Liverpool have been made for this player YET, but the sources claiming it’s going to happen say “just wait and see” – we could yet hear of a bid being made in the near future and if we do sign him, we’ll let you know here on AnfieldFamily. With Luis Suarez now being a successful Barcelona player (he won the Champions League already with them!) and Daniel Sturridge being rather injury prone, we could use another striker for the new season, to partner Danny Ings (assuming he’ll be used as a first team regular right away).
This youngster who currently plays for Championship side Charlton Athletic has caught the eye of Liverpool’s scouts in only his first full professional season for their senior team. Having risen through the ranks since around 2010 in the youth teams of English club Charlton, he’s played around 25 games total at a senior level as he was a part of fixtures in the Championship, the English FA Cup and League Cup and already impressed whoever has been watching him.
Gomez is an internationally capped defender for the Under 16s, Under 17s, and Under 19s sides for England. Though not having broken through to the senior England team yet, he’s shown what he can do for club and country and that generated some interest from Liverpool. We reportedly would be willing to part with £3.5M to secure this signing to help provide support at the back line of our first team from this 18 year old young star as Liverpool are also currently looking to offload defender Sebastian Coates to Sunderland for a reported £4M in the near future, which may just fund the purchase of Gomez for us.
Alright, he’s not so much a potential signing as an already confirmed signing that you probably all forgot about and it’s worth reminding you that he’ll be playing for Liverpool in the 2015-2016 season. He’s spent the last season on loan at Lille as part of the official agreement to let the player stay in the French league for one final season before coming to England, though we have given £10M to Lille for the Belgian already. Now, we’ll get to see him in the English Premier League and it’ll be interesting to see how he does in this part of Europe. He made quite an impact in the World Cup 2014 as he played and even scored for Belgium.
Benteke has been mentioned as one of the potential new strikers that would be needed for the coming season. Sturridge may not be 100% fit yet, but we have several players who will be fit for 2015-2016 on our transfer list and Benteke is one of them.
He’s played and scored in the Belgian leagues for a few clubs but really is best known for his time with English club Aston Villa. One advantage he’d have if we sign him is that this player will know Divock Origi from his national squad as he is Belgian and they will have experience playing together. No official bids have been made for this player, but it still could happen. Stranger things have happened.
Raheem Sterling OUT?
Some fans aren’t happy with Sterling. They are usually concerned with how much effort he is putting into the club, or what his contributions may be to make him think that he supposedly is worth a paying £100,000+ per week wage to. Does he REALLY do enough to demand a wage packet like that? One of the few players who earned that much was our captain, Steven Gerrard. He’d held the team together for years, led us to victories in Cup Finals and won plenty of silverware, including the Champions League – he helped us win our 5th European Cup for the club to earn his 1ooK per week. What have you done Raheem? How many winners medals did you pick up to justify what you claim you should be paid, Raheem?
One potential solution for dealing with his greediness and extortionate weekly wage demands would be to simply sell him – his market value has increased since he joined us and we could most likely make £40M minimum from his sale. A transfer to a club with billionaire owners like Manchester City or Chelsea where he would be able to quickly get a very lucrative contract might be just what’s needed for both clubs.
No official bids have been made for Sterling as yet, but he generates a lot of interest from major clubs. It wouldn’t be too hard to find a potential buyer once Liverpool have decided he isn’t worth keeping at such high costs if his contract is to be renewed.
That’ll do for now. We’ll have more transfer news for you around the same time next week. Maybe more confirmed signings to talk about by then, who knows?
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE, Anfield Family.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.