Liverpool preparing £7m bid for Greece’s answer to Ronaldo
Despite having Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge firing on all cylinders this season, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has sent scouts to Greece to watch free-scoring Olympiakos striker Kostas Mitroglou, who could be available for just £7m in January.
It’s been an impressive start to the Premier League for Liverpool, sitting second behind Arsenal as the action resumes after the international break, while their chances of remaining in the Champions League berths are rated at 4/5.
However, not content to sit on his laurels, Rodgers has dispatched his top men to Greek shores to cast an eye over Olympiakos’ goal-scoring sensation of the season Mitroglou, for a number of his recent games.
The man who has scored one-hat-trick less than Cristiano Ronaldo this season (4), certainly didn’t disappoint Liverpool’s contingent either, bagging himself a brace against Crete and sealing an Athens derby win with a 90th-minute winner against Panathinaikos.
Of course, Mitroglou then cemented his burgeoning reputation as one of the world’s most fearsome strikers, by becoming his nation’s hero with three more goals across Greece’s two-legged World Cup qualifying win over Romania.
Those latest strikes for Greece, make it 21 goals in just 20 appearances all told for Mitroglou already this season.
Amazingly, the 25-year-old could be available for as modest a fee as £7m and Rodgers for one has received enough evidence from his scouts to go in for Mitroglou in January.
The likelihood is, though, that this may well start a bidding war with other big European clubs vying to procure this Greek goal mine.
There are also those Reds fans who may contest whether Liverpool actually need Mitroglou, given the blossoming partnership Sturridge and Suarez have formed up front.
Conspiracy theorists may see this as the end of Suarez’ time at Anfield, while it would probably mean a slip even further down the pecking order for Spanish striker Iago Aspas, who is yet to score for his new club.
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