Liverpool eye up Bojan as alternative to Munich bound Giround
Montpellier hitman Giround, who was also on Arsenal’s summer shopping list, has emerged as one of Europe’s deadliest hit men in the last 12-months and has enjoyed a fruitful campaign in Ligue 1 scoring 25-times.
But it looks as if he will be plying his trade in the Bundesliga next season after Munich after rumours started to gather that he was in talks over a move to the Allianz Arena.
That will disappoint Reds boss Kenny Dalglish who was desperate to bring the 25-year-old to Anfield as he attempts to add some much needed firepower to his attack after a disappointing first year back in charge.
He’s now turned his attentions to Bojan despite the Spanish international’s underwhelming debut season with Roma following his switch from Barcelona last summer.
The 21-year-old has struggled to find his feet in the slow paced environment of Serie A scoring just six goals in 32 games and there is talk that he could be open to a move elsewhere barely a year after arriving at the Stadio Olimpico for £9 million.
Dalglish is reportedly set to jump at the chance to bring Bojan to Merseyside and is prepared to fork out £15 million for the striker who he believes could partner both Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll up front.
The Kop legend is set to be handed a substantial war chest by owner John W. Henry with the intention of guiding Liverpool back into the Premier League top four after poor season that could see them finish as low as ninth.
Out-of-favour duo Maxi Rodriguez and Dirk Kuyt are set to be sacrificed to lighten the wage bill and make way for the Spaniard.