Liverpool are in pole position to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi of PSG with a number of media outlets reporting the situation. The Telegraph are one who see the fee being at a reduced fee of only £8m.
The 29-year-old forward, who plays usually on the wing, has refused to travel to Morocco for a training camp with his teammates and is set to leave France in January. Liverpool have been chasing Lavezzi the Argentine international for a number of seasons and this transfer window they could finally get their man.
Lavezzi began his career with Rosario Central before moving to Estudiantes. Genoa brought him to Europe in 2004 for just €1m but he was sent back to South America with San Lorenzo who then purchased him a season later. Napoli gave him his European chance in 2007 in a switch worth €6m. At Napoli, Lavezzi was vital with 156 Serie A showings, scoring 38 times. In all competitions he played 188 games, attracting the interest of mega rich PSG.
PSG brought him to Ligue 1 in July 2012 for an eventual fee of €30m but it hasn’t always been a happy time as he is used as a back up player. Despite 73 Ligue 1 appearances with 14 goals and 13 assists it seems he is ready to move on, the Premier League being his most likely destination.
Liverpool will be desperate to complete the signing at only £8m, do you think they can do it? What would it mean for the Reds if they acquire someone of Lavezzi’s talents?
By Gareth Thomas | December 30th, 2014