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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Forget Barry and lets move on

The transfer saga has been dragged on whole summer and the new season is just one month away. I hope Rafa reconsider the position of Xabi Alonso as Juventus seems to have cool down on the deal. Now with Arsenal coming in for Barry, we better use the £18million on a winger.

The sales of Peter Crouch to Portsmouth has recoup £11million and Scott Carson on the verge of joining Stoke for £4million, while Danny Guthrie left Anfield for St James' Park on a undisclosed fee, should bolster Rafa coffers to move on the next target.

Transfer In:
Phillip Degen (free)
Andreas Dossena (£8million)
Diego Cavalieri (£3million)
[Winger - ???]
[Striker - ???]

Transfer Out:
Danny Guthrie (undisclosed fee) Newcastle
John Arne Riise (£4million) AS Roma
Harry Kewell (free) Galatasary
Anthony Le Tallec (undisclosed fee) Le Mans
Peter Crouch (£11million) Portsmouth
Scott Carson (£4million-pending) Stoke City

Judging from the transfer table above, Rafa has added £8million into his transfer kitty, though the co-owners made available £20million at his disposal (in my imagination). This should be enough to lure David Silva or Robbie Keane to Anfield. News linking Jermaine Pennant away from Anfield, possible a move to Blackburn in the region of £4-5million and reserve keeper, Charles Itandje, also linked with a possible move elsewhere if anybody met his transfer fee of £6million will also help the cash strap gaffer.

I don't see why we need Gareth Barry so badly, unless there are complication of registering players for the UEFA Champions League, which needs certain quotas to be met by each European clubs before the deadline, are causing this crazy demands from Aston Villa for Barry's price? Since Gunners are preparing to hijack this deal, we might as well forget it and move on.

Do we short of central midfielders? No. We do lack of wingers, but Rafa brought in two wing backs. How about a quality striker? Yes, we have one in Torres but we do need a backup. Who do you think is best suited for Reds?

Red's Fury™


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