According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo Barcelona are due to clarify the future three fringe players by the end of this week.
That means if Brendan Rodgers is interested in any of them, and there’s a very good chance he is or could be, he could start deals to try and sign any of them as early as Monday, when the transfer window officially opens.
Bojan Krkic has been traded around a little bit from Barcelona to Roma to Milan but Barca will have a say on his future because they still have a buy-back option on the forward.
If Barca decide they don’t want to try and re-sign Bojan, it simply eliminates them from the running to secure his signature. It doesn’t mean he’ll be free for Liverpool to go after from Roma and Milan could choose to make a move for him after he played on loan at the San Siro last season.
Brendan Rodgers should be very interested in Bojan because he could be very cheap top them and would go to Anfield with a significant amount of experience; he has over 100 appearances for Barca despite being only 22-years-old.
Afellay should be slightly easier for Liverpool to get their hands on if they want to try and sign him.
He’s slightly older at 27-years-old which mean a nice injection of experience into the Liverpool first team.
The problem is the competition that will come from other sides, most significantly Tottenham Hotspur who have been strongly linked with the winger over the last few weeks.
Afellay only signed for Barcelona two years ago but his loan deal away with FC Schalke in the Bundesliga suggests that Barcelona may be willing to let him leave.
Cuenca is a player Liverpool have been track for several months and another striker who could be more difficult for the club to sign than they anticipate.
Ajax will more than likely have first choice over the forward because he was on loan with them last season despite only playing a few games for the Dutch club.
He fits the ball based on Liverpool’s recent signings; he’s small, he’s quick, he’s agile, he’s good on the ball and he can create chances out of nothing situations.
The only way Liverpool could be priced out of any deal for Cuenca is if Ajax, or any other large club, starts a bidding war which could significantly push his fee over his actual market value.
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