Liverpool should try to sign former Barcelona star for just £5 million

Bojan Krkic

Several reports have suggested AC Milan are trying to sign Bojan from Roma on a cheap deal, which Liverpool should hijack.

The reports are suggesting that AC Milan have made a bid of around five million Euros for the on loan star, which puts him right into the category of players that Liverpool can afford this summer.

It means that if Brendan Rodgers is interested, and he more than likely would be, Liverpool could table an offer of around the £5 million mark which could tip the deal in their favour.

Bojan is involved in a very complicated deal at the moment, which means Barcelona have the first chance to buy him back should he ever want to leave Roma or should they ever want to sell him.

However, the fact he has not appeared for the club since 2011 means Barcelona are unlikely to trigger the clause in his Roma deal which gives them the chance to buy him back by the end of 2013.

The fact Roma loaned him out could mean he’s looking for a move away from them and Liverpool could be the ideal Premier League side for him, with there being plenty of positive reasons for Liverpool to try and pull this off.

It could also have something to do with the fact Roma don’t want to pay the additional cash Barcelona demanded in the original deal for them to keep him beyond the 2013 mark.

He just seems a lot like a Rodgers sort of player in the respect that his Barcelona upbringing guarantees he can instantly fit into the pure way that Rodgers likes his Liverpool side to play their football.

He’s very similar to Philippe Coutinho in the respect that he likes to get on the ball, retains and controls possession very well and likes to create goals just as much as he seems to like scoring them.

He's not only good enough to play alongside Coutinho in the current side, his technique is good enough to allow him to surpass the Brazilian.

Rodgers shouldn’t have too much trouble convincing the board at Anfield that this is a deal worth going after because Bojan is just 22-years-old and they could take advantage of the chaos his contracts seem to have caused.

If Roma are unwilling to pay the massive amount to retain him, it means he’ll go back to Barcelona and it doesn’t seem as though they have to pay anything for that to happen.

Liverpool can effectively do what Milan are doing by pre-empting that situation and going straight to the source, trying to sort out an agreement with Barcelona which will see them benefit.

The fact Barcelona don’t seem to have to pay to get him back to the Nou Camp means a cheaper deal is possible because it’s all profit for Barcelona, based on a player they seem to reject two years ago.

Is it too good a chance for Liverpool to turn down?

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