Liverpool Set To Sign Chelsea Defender And Turkish Winger
It looks as if Liverpool are going to be busy bee’s in the forthcoming winter transfer window, as they look to sure up their defense by acquiring the services of Ryan Bertrand. The current Chelsea right-back is being valued at £8 million by the decision makers at Stamford Bridge.
Brendan Rodgers also has eyes for Arda Turan, the current Atletico Madrid midfielder. However, he is being sought after by Manchester United. The team from the red side of Manchester are having problems with their midfield. Poor form mixed with players looking to be out of their depth have meant United giving up leads in recent games.
Turan could start a Premiership bidding war
Either side has a good chance to sign Turan, as his signature will be easy to get provided enough money is put down on the table. Atletico Madrid have set a £33 million release clause on his contract, which both Manchester United and Liverpool could quite easily hand over. If both teams do go head to head in order to sign Turan, we could see a bidding war and a buy price that exceeds the release cause set in his contract.
Currently Arsenal have the right recipe, enjoying a decent lead over all their rivals. The four point cushion they have amassed is enough to keep them at the top. Form is on their side, and this is adding to the pressure on Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. The latter two have entered into a new phase in their histories with new managers taking the reigns. And if clubs are not careful, Arsene Wenger’s men could turn a small lead into a very healthy one.
Turan has a decent goal scoring record from right wing, which is his favoured position. United need someone to give the midfield toughness. And the Turkish international could be the player to add that fight in midfield. He has openly stated that his favoured team would be Liverpool, and if the rumours are correct he will have his choice of sides. His reputation is high in Europe, hence the size of his release clause. But I guess we won’t find out where he goes in January, until he has in fact gone.