The most interesting possibility is the chance that Scott Sinclair could follow Toure to Merseyside, a player who has been linked with a move to once again player under former boss Brendan Rodgers for most of the month.
Toure is a free agent and if Liverpool put together a deal to sign him for the rest of his career quickly, they could use him to talk Sinclair into a move which would see the pair going to Anfield and representing some positive early business for Rodgers.
Sinclair has not featured for Manchester City this season in any prominent role, making just a handful of appearances for the club in all competitions.
There are going to be some big sides interested in signing him and he will more than likely be looking to get something sorted quickly, maybe even before the new manager heads into Eastlands.
Toure is a very experienced professional player and although he would be brand new to Liverpool, that is certainly something Rodgers will look at exploiting in order to get an edge in the race for Sinclair.
It’s likely that this past season has mentally affected Sinclair because he moved to City with big expectations and an exciting reputation from Swansea.
Therefore, he won’t want to go to Liverpool if he’s going to suffer more of the same and there isn’t much chance he’ll get regular games under Rodgers, regardless of their previous relationship.
Sinclair trusted Mancini when he first joined City and he now have issues with trusting another manager not to do the exact same thing with him, which he’s just gone through.
The other problem in terms of convincing Sinclair to join is in relation to the younger players at Liverpool.
Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe both play in the same wide position and they have both caught Rodgers’ attention which will make it difficult for Sinclair to break in.
Toure is vital because he’s that older, more experienced, almost brotherly like figure that Liverpool can use to exploit any fears or worries that Sinclair may have about following Toure to Anfield.
There are other players at Liverpool who could do that role such as Steven Gerrard or the outgoing Jamie Carragher, who would do anything for his former club.
However, what they don’t have is instant access to Sinclair. At the moment Toure is still a Manchester City player and part of the squad which has gone to tour the USA, meaning he can sound out Sinclair and encourage him to follow him to what Rodgers is trying to achieve on Merseyside.
Do you think there’s any chance of Sinclair following Toure to the club?
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