Liverpool offered Daniel Agger to Barcelona at the end of last season according to a report in Spain.
Newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims the Danish centre-back was offered to the Catalan club prior to Carles Puyol’s retirement. And while Barcelona were reportedly interested in Agger – along with a number of other centre-backs – they are said to have turned down the chance to sign him.
Barcelona had been linked with a new central defender even before Puyol called it a day. But once the Spanish legend opted to hang up his boots that need became vital.
However, MD claims that Agger was not deemed to be the right man for the job, following alleged discussions between intermediaries.
The report claims Liverpool approached an agent who has a good relationship with both clubs and suggested the deal. But it claims while Barca like Agger, they took into account his recent injury problems and opted not to move forward.
The report concludes by stating that Liverpool are seeking to offload Agger this summer, claims which come at the same time as his defensive partner Martin Skrtel is linked with a possible move to Galatasaray.
Agger made just 23 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool last season, with injuries and stints on the bench playing their part in his absence.
While previous reports hinted that Barcelona had Agger high on their wanted list – along with then-Chelsea player David Luiz – it seems they will ultimately move for someone else altogether.