Liverpool

Should He Stay Or Should He Go Now?

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is currently at the centre of strong rumours circulating around Merseyside over a possible switch to Italian club Palermo.

The Brazilian international and has had a topsy turvy time at Anfield with question marks still lingering over his ability on the Kop ever since his arrival from Gremio in 2007.

Despite being a favourite of Rafa Benitez, the 23-year-old has struggled to secure a prolonged period in the first team due to the intense competition he has faced for places with Steven Gerrard, Javier Mascherano and Xavi Alonso. Nevertheless, he has made almost 80 appearances for the Reds including 35 last season.

Roy Hodgson will need to properly appraise the midfielder before sanctioning any prospective transfer move away from Anfield this summer but could be tempted by the £5m which the Serie A side are rumoured to be offering for Lucas in order to raise much-needed funds for the reshaping of his squad and their bid to improve on last season’s disappointing seventh placed finish.

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