They say never go back, but Premier League clubs are rejecting that theory this transfer window.
Paul Scholes returned to Manchester United, Thierry Henry to Arsenal and now Liverpool are looking to bring back former striker Milan Baros.
The Czech Republic international is well respected within supporter circles at Liverpool following three years at the club that saw him win the Champions League in 2005 and manager Kenny Dalglish is rumoured to be discussing a possible move with his current club Galatasaray. However, Baros is the Turkish giants’ most prolific goal-scorer (he’s scored 46 in 80 games) and only a bid of around £6m would tempt the club to sell.
Baros first signed for Liverpool in 2002 but missed the majority of the season with a broken ankle. His form was in and out to begin with but after a fruitful Euro 2004 for Czech Republic, where he finished with the Golden Boot award after scoring five times, he became Liverpool’s main striker in the season where the club won their fifth European title. Things never hit those lofty heights in the aftermath and manager Rafa Benitez decided to sell the player to Aston Villa for £6.5 million, where he only scored 14 goals in 51 games.
After a spell at Lyon, he then moved to Galatasaray and his form since has been excellent for the past three seasons, scoring 26 goals from 43 games in his debut season and keeping up a prolific strike rate ever since.
He is rumoured to be disappointed at how things finished at Liverpool and would relish another chance to go back there to improve the club’s goal-scoring problems. Whether his current club will allow him to do so depend on how much Liverpool are willing to pay.