Transfer Rumours – Free Agents
I’ll be reviewing players who’ll become free-agents in June 2019 that Liverpool should look at. I’ll give some insight into each player and rate them out of 10. The ratings will be based on the probability of them signing for Liverpool and the potential of each player.
I’m starting with this player because out of all the free-agents, the Welshman is the most likely to sign for us. Many won’t agree with this move, but it’s undeniable that we’re short on creative midfielders. The Arsenal man could be a direct replacement for Adam Lallana whose time at the club seems to be drawing to a close. Ramsey, who turns 28 in December, would fit perfectly into our squad. His main position is in the ‘8’ role, but he’s also been known to play as a ‘10’ on many occasions for Arsenal. He’s what you’d call a box-to-box midfielder. If we wanted to sign him, a deal could potentially be struck in the January transfer window with Arsenal looking to cash in on him, rather than lose another player for free in the summer.
I’m rating this one: 9 out of 10. The reason he gets a 9 is because of what he’d bring to our squad. We’ve lacked some guile in our midfield at times this season. Shaqiri, has played brilliantly, but we need another option and someone who can link up with the front three. I think a £20 million bid could be enough to secure his signature in January, which is a very reasonable price for a player of his quality.
I can’t believe that PSG have allowed such a talented player to run his contract down. Rumours have it that Rabiot and his agent will meet with the club president, Nasser Al Khelaifa, for crunch talks this week. The owner will try everything possible to keep the midfielder, but many clubs, including Liverpool, will be keeping an eye on the proceedings. This transfer will be more difficult to get over the line as Barcelona and Manchester City are also interested in the player. One advantage we’ve got is he’s a boyhood fan, and Steven Gerrard was his hero.
In an interview with RMC he said:
“I would love to play in the Premier League. There’s not necessarily any club in particular, even though when I was young I was a big Liverpool fan”.
The 23-year-old French international plays in a deeper creative role. He can also play as the ‘8’, he’s a good tackler, great at dribbling, and has a brilliant ability to pass the ball. He’d improve our midfield so much.
I’m rating this one: 7 out of 10. It’s only a 7 because PSG will offer him astronomical wages to try and get him to stay, and he’s unlikely to turn the deal down, otherwise, it’d be a 10.
Munir El Haddadi
Speculation persists that Munir’s representatives failed to reach an agreement with Barcelona over extending his stay. The Spaniard feels he’s undervalued by Barca, so contract talks reached an impasse. Although it’s rumoured that he desperately wanted to remain at the Camp Nou. With his contract running down, the Catalan club might want to recoup some value in January. The attacking midfielder has played six times this season, but only started on one occasion, so, Barca could see him as surplus to requirements. The 23-year-old can play in many positions. He can play left, right, and through the middle. The only problem is that Harry Wilson’s a better player and we’ll have him back in the summer.
I’m rating this one: 4 out of 10. He doesn’t impress me and we’ve got better talent in our ranks.
It looks like the Spanish international’s time’s up at Chelsea. They haven’t renewed his contract, so he’ll become a free agent come June. It’s unclear where his future lies, but the 31-year-old still has plenty to give to the game. AC Milan hold a keen interest in him according to the papers. I’ve always wanted him at Liverpool, but I can’t see how he’d fit into the current set-up, and I doubt Jürgen would hold an interest in him, so this one looks unlikely.
I’m rating this one: 3 out of 10. He gets a 3 because he’s a legend of the game, but I don’t think we have even the slightest interest in signing him.
The Porto midfielder has numerous clubs looking to take him on a free transfer, with Real Madrid and Arsenal leading the pack. He generally plays centre-mid, but he’s also known to play defensive-mid on occasion. The 28-year-old Mexican international is a very powerful player but tends to be sluggish. He does have an eye for a pass though and generally has a trick or two up his sleeve. There haven’t been any links to Liverpool as of yet however, and I don’t see that changing in the near future.
I’m rating this one: 7 out of 10. I don’t think we’ll go for him, but he’s a player with great ability. I can see him making a move to the Premier League to either Arsenal or Spurs.
He might not be a popular choice with many Liverpool fans, but this young lad has loads of talent. He’s like a rough diamond, and if Klopp could get his hands on him, he’d certainly realise his potential. The French international likes to play attacking-mid, usually from the left, but he can play across the front. The former Golden Boy award winner has had an indifferent season, but it looks like he’s finding his feet of late. The 22-year-old hasn’t committed his future to Manchester United and could go on a free transfer in the summer. This deal looks impossible, but you never know in football. Imagine the uproar from the Mancs if Liverpool pulled this off!
I’m rating this one: 8 out of 10. It gets an 8 because I’d love us to get one of Manchester United’s best players for free. Jürgen Klopp, please get on this transfer ASAP!
So what do you think? Is there anyone else going on a free that we should be looking at? Or do you believe there aren’t enough quality free-agents this time?