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Liverpool Close To €8M Raid For Madrid’s ‘Monster’

Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool are reportedly preparing a summer bid for Real Madrid youngster, Sergio Canales.

The midfield creator had the chance to go to Anfield last summer, but instead chose to join big-spending Real Madrid. However, chances have been at a premium at the Bernabeu under Jose Mourinho and Liverpool have again shown an interest in bringing the attacking midfielder to the Premier League.

However, chances have been at a premium at the Bernabeu under Jose Mourinho and Liverpool have again shown an interest in bringing the attacking midfielder to the Premier League. Canales is a slight attacking midfielder, standing at 5’9”, who began his career at Racing Santander. As a youth, he was a European Champion with Spain’s U17 side, while as a young man breaking into the first team at Santander, his team-mate Pedro Pinillos called him a “monster“, with Xisco described him as a “marvel“.

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The technically gifted 19 year-old has great vision, a broad range of passing and a creative touch that persuaded Real Madrid to pay €4.5 million for his services. The current fee for the Spanish U-21 regular would be in the region of €8 million, which would pose no problem to Liverpool’s big spending new owners NESV, who have already paid a combined £58 million for Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

With Liverpool stalwarts such as Gerrard and Carragher edging towards the end of their careers, the signing of Canales would be one for the future and would represent New England Sports Ventures’ stated commitment to bringing in the best young talent. twitter and twisted? @stuartcfootball

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