Having only recently wrapped up the signing of Swansea’s Joe Allen, Brendan Rodgers is certainly not finished in the transfer window. Reports have stated that Liverpool are now in the hunt for Nuri Sahin, Real Madrid’s Turkish midfielder, who looks set to leave the Bernabeu this summer.
Sahin has been a hot target this season, with Arsenal expressing their interest in the midfielder whilst Andre Villas-Boas attempted to take the Turk as part of a deal for Luka Modric. Yet it could be the dark horses Liverpool who snatch the midfielder as they continue to build on a disappointing campaign last year.
Certainly Rodgers’ relationship with Galactico’s boss Jose Mourinho will certainly help matters. Mourinho was highly impressed by Rodgers’ work in the Chelsea youth set-up and could be tempted to send Sahin on loan at Anfield to work under the Northern Irishman.
Yet despite that most likely suiting Mourinho, where would be the best fit for the midfielder? In my mind, a move to Anfield makes sense for Sahin as he looks to develop and reinstate himself in the Madrid side.
Arsenal were the forerunners for the midfielder for quite some time, yet with Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and others in their midfield Sahin may find himself surplus to requirements if he can’t establish himself immediately. ON the other side of North London, Tottenham may be the better fit if the Turk chose to move to the capital. However with Luka Modric yet to leave, Villas-Boas may be reluctant to bid for the player unless it is part of a Modric deal. Furthermore, Sahin actually expressed some reluctance towards a move to the Lane when such an exchange was initially rumoured.
That leaves Liverpool. Under Brendan Rodgers, Sahin will have the chance to develop in a Liverpool midfield that is evolving. Steven Gerrard is no spring chicken and so Rodgers will be keen to use his youth development talents to establish his own dominating midfield at Anfield. In addition England captain Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez would mentor Sahin, certainly exciting for Madrid fans and Mourinho.
Liverpool would no doubt benefit as well if the Turk chooses the Reds. Despite not quite showing his top form at the Bernabeu, Sahin is an extremely talented attacking midfielder who would be a good addition to the squad. At 23 he is still only relatively young with plenty to learn, yet Sahin demonstrated his potential at Borrusia Dortmund that earned him the transfer to Madrid.
In conclusion, Sahin should definitely consider Anfield as an option for next season as it would simply benefit all parties. For the player, he gets the chance to be a part of an up and coming midfield as they establish Brendan Rodger’s passing philosophy into the Liverpool game. For Liverpool, they get a midfielder who can track back yet shows his real strength going forward and linking with the forwards, even providing a goal threat – something desperately needed at Anfield this year. If he comes on loan, then Madrid also benefit not only from Sahin getting a year in the Premier League but more specifically at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers who will strive to get the best out of the Turkish middle man.
To put it simply, if Sahin joins the Reds then everybody wins.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!