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Pennywise Kenny Will Drop £4M On A Sound Defensive Improvement

Liverpool are looking to take on arch-rivals Manchester United, off the field this time as they compete for the signing of Celtic fullback Emilio Izaguirre.

The full back has been in excellent form North of the border and Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish travelled to Glasgow this weekend to enjoy the Old Firm derby and while he was there he checked out the Honduran defender.  As well as Liverpool and Manchester United there has also been interest from Aston Villa in recent weeks, and it appears the 24 year old may be on the move this Summer.

Izaguirre began his footballing career in his native Honduras with the side Motagua.  The left back spent 7 years with the team, and during that time he nearly completed a move to move to Ipswich but clearance was never granted for the deal to go ahead. Last Summer he finally made a move from his home land and signed for Celtic and since he has been there he has gone on to surprise many with how quickly he has adapted to British football, after a string of assured performances there have been many clubs sniffing around the 24 year old.

Manchester United who have been linked to both Izaguirre and Jose Enrique were in the market for a left back, but with the confirmation that Patrice Evra will stay at Manchester United for the foreseeable future it may be less pressing for them to pick up cover in that area.

Liverpool on the other hand are short in that part of the field, Paul Konchesky has been moved on after he hardly covered himself in glory at Anfield, and recently they have turned to Glen Johnson to cover the troublesome position.  They do have Fabio Aurellio on their books who I think is pretty under rated, but with this fitness record it seems sensible that Dalglish would make a left back a high priority.

The interest from Villa is also interesting, Stephen Warnock who they currently play in that position does a good job, so as with Manchester United it could be a surprising move for the Birmingham club.

It is rumoured that the deal to secure the player would have to be around £4.5million which may represent a good piece of business for the Merseyside outfit.  It is a position that they really need to strengthen, and although Izaguirre may represent somewhat of a risk since he has never played in England before, it appears the player has many of the attributes needed to succeed.

Either way, if the player continues to improve and put in the performances that he currently is, it seems likely that his future lies away from Celtic Park.

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