Liverpool linked with move for Spanish winger

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Updated: April 9, 2013

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Spanish winger Diego Capel, but will face competition from French giants Marseille.

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Capel, who has two caps for Spain, currently plays for Sporting Lisbon, and is valued at £10million and Liverpool could become embroiled in a bidding war with Marseille.

The Spanish winger started his career at the famed La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, but left in 2001 to join Sevilla and quickly joined the first team there.

Despite signing for Sporting just two years ago for £3.5million, he will most likely leave in the summer due to the financial difficulties the club currently find themselves in and Liverpool and Marseille are looking to pounce on what they see as a perfect opportunity to sign the winger at a cut price.

Capel would fit in to Brendan Rodgers style of play at Anfield, and his signing would possibly see Stewart Downing leave the club, despite his good run of form for the Reds of late.

With the likes of Phillipe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling, Fabio Borini and Daniel Sturridge already at Liverpool, Capel would face a tough test of breaking into the first team at Anfield. A move to Marseille would most likely lead to a starting role every game, but Liverpool would offer him a chance to expose himself to the wider media, possibly earning himself a call up to the Spanish national team.

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