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Is This Premiership £8M Colombian Really What Liverpool Are Looking For?

Speculation seems to be mounting that Kenny Dalglish might be planning an unlikely move for Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega.

The Colombian striker is having contract talks with Roberto Martinez, but the club have put discussions on hold until they are ‘out of danger’.

They currently sit second from bottom following six successive defeats in all competitions and as a result want players focused on Premier League survival before concentrating on wage negotiations.

So now this apparently means that a whole host of Premier League clubs, such as Everton, Liverpool, Aston Villa, and Arsenal are interest in signing the 26-year-old.

The Anfield club have been singled out as the most interested party because of their desire to extend their attacking options.

Not the Rodallega is likely to be the answer to any team’s goal-scoring problems, with just 24 goals in 84 Premiership starts.

If an offer was made in January then Wigan would need to decide whether to cash in on one of their star players who scored vital goals in their last two season’s escape from the drop, or risk him leaving on a free in the summer.

Dalglish already has Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Craig Bellamy and Dirt Kuyt, so it’s hard to see what Rodallega would bring to Liverpool, unless it is to fill the ‘come on when the manager doesn’t know what to do’ space on the bench vacated by David N’Gog’s move to Bolton.

But the rumour mill keeps churning and on this particular nugget it has thrown out a figure of £6m, or if Liverpool wanted to wait until the end of the season they could try and get the player as a free agent.

The ‘danger’ with that plan is that Rodallega could be snapped up in the mean time by a mid-table team, panicking over the size of their squad come January.

If Rodallega does leave the DW stadium it is more likely to be to a team looking to cement their mid-table obscurity then a club with any top four ambitions.

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