Barcelona star keen for loan spell: The perfect alternative for Liverpool?

Cristian Tello

Liverpool linked Cristian Tello is interested in moving out on loan this summer.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been keen to add another wide player this summer in a bid to add further competition to his squad.

It is one area where The Reds are short in quality squad depth as beyond Raheem Sterling and Brazilian star Coutinho The Reds lack wide players willing to run and beat their opponents.

Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez has been one of the names to do the rounds on Merseyside but the Chilean isn’t short on potential suitors.

Liverpool, however, still have a perfect alternative option available in Cristian Tello and it is one that they ought to grab with both hands.

According to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the Barcelona winger is said to prefer to leave the club on loan as he looks for more regular first-team football.

Throughout last season, the 22-year-old made just two La Liga starts as he had to contend with being behind the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Pedro, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta in the Barcelona pecking order.

Whilst Alexis Sanchez appears to be on the move, the expected arrival of Luis Suarez and Gerard Deulofeu’s return from his loan-spell at Everton will make competition for places even tougher next season.

Capped at full international level, the Spaniard possesses frightening raw pace along with fine dribbling skills and the ability to score and create from either wing.

Brendan Rodgers’ football philosophy of fast, free-flowing intricate football would undoubtedly suit Cristian Tello and a long run in the first team could see the impressive youngster reach new heights.

In a total of 72 La Liga and Champions League games combined in his short career to date, the Catalan star has scored 15 goals and assisted a further seven.

It’s a worthwhile cheap gamble, and one which Liverpool ought to take if they wish add more depth ahead of a long season where midweek European matches are certain to cause strains on a proposed title challenge.

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