The question of where Nuri Sahin will play this season is one that has been discussed and discussed all summer. On Wednesday, Sahin’s future took another twist as Liverpool emerged as the favourites to sign the Real Madrid midfielder.
Sahin’s agent Reza Fazeli recently met with the Liverpool hierarchy to iron out the details of a loan deal for the Turk, according to the Daily Mail. The Mail also reports that Arsenal’s chances of signing have significantly diminished due to their insistence that they want Sahin on a permanent deal.
Neither Madrid nor the player himself were happy with a permament move to North London, leading Liverpool into pole position to sign the midfielder. Brendan Rodgers has guaranteed the midfielder a place in the starting XI according to the report, leading Sahin’s officials to make a whirlwind trip to Merseyside to get a deal done.
Yet is the deal really a good one to do? Well for Liverpool it most certainly is. Sahin is a dynamic and creative midfielder who would be a great addition to the Liverpool squad. Playing in a similar style to former team mate (and new Manchester United signing) Shinji Kagawa, Sahin possesses a wicked left foot that would no doubt help Brendan Rodgers as he attempts to enforce his ‘tiki taka’ style of play at Anfield.
Renowned for his vision and technical ability, Sahin possesses great vision in the middle of the park and would provide a passing ability to complement Steven Gerrard and Joe Allen in the Liverpool midfield. In addition, the Turk is also a monster on set pieces and would provide another goal threat for Brendan Rodgers’ side should he arrive at Anfield.
Judging on Liverpool’s performance at the weekend, the Reds severely lack the incisiveness that Sahin would bring to this side. Whereas last season their problem was converting chances, at the Hawthorns on Saturday Liverpool struggled to create any. Sahin’s passing prowess, combined with the talents of Gerrard, Allen, Downing and co. would certainly help Liverpool as they look to develop Brendan Rodgers’ possession oriented style of play.
A loan deal would also be perfect for both sides. Whilst the Real Madrid player would get games under Brendan Rodgers, keeping him sharp for Los Blancos whilst they push for back to back La Liga titles. Yet for Liverpool the deal is also a good idea – either Sahin will show up and provide the clinical passing Rodgers craves, or if he fails to adapt to the English game Reds fans will not have to worry about him being around for too long.
To summarize, I can’t see anything wrong with Liverpool signing Sahin. The Anfield club needs to improve on their performance last weekend and the incision of Sahin’s passing might just help them. The only disappointment may be that, should he adapt to the English game, Liverpool would have to give him up at the end of the season.
If Sahin is anything like his former teammate Kagawa, Liverpool fans might have something to look forward to.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!