Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel is the latest player to be linked with a possible move to Liverpool.
Despite the signing of Daniel Sturridge the Reds are still struggling up front and the Dutch player is highly regarded throughout Europe.
According to newspaper reports in Italy on Friday, Liverpool have sent a scout to watch the 23 year old, and are continuing to monitor his progress. In January Sky Sports reported that:
“Van Wolfswinkel has been linked with a move to England and the Premier League for some time, with the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle all credited with interest in the player”.
Valued at around £10m, Van Wolfswinkel has already stated his interest in playing in the Premiership: ” I know that a lot of Dutch players play in England. It’s a really good competition and I do see it as a step to take maybe in the future, but we will see about that when it happens”.
Should they make a summer move, Liverpool could face stiff competition for the player from Norwich. Manager Chris Hughton confirmed earlier this year that his side are also interested in the player:
“Yes, I have seen those reports on him and there is an interest from ourselves but now far that interest from us has gone I don’t know. But certainly there is an interest”.
SportsNewsIreland interesting fact: Liverpool are the first team in Europe’s top five leagues this season to hit 500+ shots on goal.