Liverpool have moved on quickly from the failed Loic Remy transfer by apparently singling out Swansea striker Wilfried Bony as the player they want to add to their attacking ranks before the new season.
Liverpool had looked to have beaten a host of rival Premier League clubs to sign France international Loic Remy from QPR, only for a reported failed medical to scupper the move at the last minute. With the Remy move dead, Ivory Coast star Bony looks to be next on Brendan Rodgers’ radar.
Following Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona this summer, Liverpool are desperately trying to use the sizeable transfer fee they received for the Uruguayan forward to sign a number of players who can replace different aspects of what Suarez brought to the club – although not the whole biting aspect of his game.
After signing the attacking vision of Adam Lallana and the dribbling qualities of Lazar Markovic, Rodgers is now looking for another striker to try and help score some of the goals the club will be missing following Suarez’s exit. While the signing of Rickie Lambert has gone down well with the majority of Liverpool fans, there is little doubt another forward needs to be arrive if the club are going to have any hope of making up for Suarez’ goals and proving the Unibet odds on http://unibetmobile.co.uk wrong by challenging for the Premier League title this season.
While the deal for Remy was around £8.5 million, any move for Bony would cost Liverpool significantly more than that. The 25-year old was Swansea’s record signing when they splashed out £12 million to sign the frontman from Vitesse Arnhem last year. That price tag could have doubled after Bony scored 25 goals in all competitions in his debut season in England, and Liverpool could be looking at having to shell out another £20-plus million fee to sign the Swansea star.
Liverpool’s negotiations haven’t been helped by the sale of Suarez, with clubs well aware that the club have money to spend and possibly enough to not risk missing out to a rival in signing a target for the sake of £5 million. Spurs showed last year the dangers of signing a host of different players to replace the loss of one, but it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will suffer the same fate.
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