Liverpool are set to have a busy summer this year with NESV set to give manager Kenny Dalglish a budget up to a reported £50 million. Owner John Henry may increase that given the lack of creativity and inspiration that was on show at Anfield last night. Creativity aside, the left back position is another priority this summer and the latest contender is Michal Kadlec.
The 26 year old currently plays in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen and has admitted he is hugely flattered by Liverpool’s alleged interest in him, and he will address his future with the German club at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old Czech Republic international is rumoured to be one of a number of players Kenny Dalglish is considering for the problematic left-back spot at Anfield, and with two years left to run on his current contract, Kadlec suggests a move to the Premier League would be favourable at this stage in his career.
Kadlec told Sky Sports News Radio: “There is a lot of speculation – we will see in the summer what happens; “It is super for me – when I heard that Liverpool have maybe heard of me, that I exist…..We will see in the summer.”
Liverpool have been using Glen Johnson at left back for the time being although due to the injury to Martin Kelly, Johnson has reverted back to his preferred right back role. Danny Wilson played left back last night but he is not seen as a long term solution with a preferred role in the centre of defence.
Bayer Leverkusen currently sit 2nd and are on course to qualify for the Champions League next season with a 5 point advantage over 3rd placed Hannover 96. While this would not put off the Czech from a move to England, the cash injection Leverkusen would receive would mean they wouldn’t have to sell. A bid somewhere in the region £8million would be required to tempt Leverkusen to part company with Kadlec.
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