Barcelona attacker Bojan Krkic is starring at the end of his Nou Camp career, which presents Liverpool with a glimmer of hope in terms of signing the 23-year=old.
Luis Enrique doesn’t appear to be convinced that he has a future at the club, with reports in Spain suggesting that he could be used as bait by Enrique to help sign a transfer target before or after the World Cup.
However, Liverpool could still pull of a deal for the versatile attacking star with the only potential problem being his personal terms.
“The former Spain international has returned to Camp Nou after a season on loan at Ajax but is deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona, despite playing under new coach Luis Enrique at Roma,” reports AS.
Brendan Rodgers has made no secret over the fact that he’s looking to improve his Liverpool squad ahead of the side’s champions League involvement and Bojan ticks a lot of the boxes in terms of what he’d be looking for.
Bojan has experience of playing in different top flight leagues across Europe and he has played in the Champions League before, which represents experience he can offer to other members of the Liverpool squad.
There are two problems in terms of Liverpool’s chances of signing him according to the report from AS.
Firstly, the player is on a current salary of around €3 million per year, which would put the Anfield side under pressure to offer him something close to that level.
Considering there is no guarantee that he’d be a first team regular at Liverpool next season, it’s a huge financial gamble for the club to take.
Secondly, AS suggests that Barca want to use him in part exchange to land Real Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
“The club now believes the time is right to sell the player rather than offer him further opportunities to go out on loan and using Bojan as a makeweight in a deal for Bravo would appear to suit Barcelona’s current needs.”
It’s now over to Liverpool and if reports of Rodgers’ previous interest in Bojan were accurate then it’s all down to the manager and Liverpool bosses to pull off the deal.