When Liverpool lifted the Carling Cup everyone suggested this would push the Reds on to greater things this season and ultimately start a roll of trophies in Anfield, bring back the glory days if you will. Well…with 4 defeats in their last 5 I suggest the Carling Cup has made absolutely no impact at Liverpool.
Big money signings like Henderson, Carroll and Downing have been complete flops at Anfield so far and with star striker Luis Suarez seemingly in the headlines more for antics off the pitch than on it, its been a pretty disappointing season all round for Liverpool.
Well now king Kenny is looking to Barcelona’s young wonderkid Cristian Tello to add some much needed attacking threat. The Mirror reports that despite being contracted to 2014 and impressing at the Nou Camp this season, Barca chiefs will decide in the summer whether to keep the forward or loan him out to gain experience.
The 20-year-old can play up front or wide and has scored 3 goals in 8 appearances for Barca this term.
It is likely Liverpool would sign him on loan but they could also sign him on what seems to be Barca’s favourite type of deal where they sell a player but put a return clause in the contract meaning if they ever want him back they can for the set price agreed.
This has happened with Romeu at Chelsea and Bojan at Roma, the Spanish giants can buy Romeu back in 2 years for £11m no matter how much the young midfielder has improved. Bojan has a similar clause in his Roma deal and we all know that Barca won’t stop till they get their man e.g. Cesc Fabregas.
Tello is a promising young talent but I would advise a loan deal which costs Liverpool only wages rather than believing they have a great young prospect for the long-haul only to realise that Barca have met the release fee and want him back.
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