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Turkish paper Fanatik Gazetesi report Liverpool have bid €15m for Fenerbahce stiker Moussa Sow
The rumour mill keeps spinning on Thursday with Turkish newspaper Fanatik Gazetesi reporting that Liverpool have bid €15m for Fenerbahce stiker Moussa Sow.
According to the report in Fanatik, Moussa Sow “wants to go”… with the Senegalese striker said to be “sympathetic to the idea of going to England.”
Whether there is any truth behind this transfer speculation remains difficult to know - Fanatik Gazetesi seem to be one of the only sources touting the story – however Reds fans would surely be delighted if the attacker did arrive at Anfield.
Liverpool were linked with Sow prior to his move to Fenerbahce in January 2012. Ultimately the Senegalese international decided to join the Istanbul club from Lille for €10 million, agreeing a 4.5 year deal with Fener.
Yet only a year ago Sow went on the record saying “I want to play in England one day. Liverpool, well, that is a dream club. Anyone would be happy, scoring goals in front of the Kop can be the highlight of a career.”
Liverpool have faced a striker shortage throughout the start of 2012/13 season, with Luis Suarez, whom many consider not to be out-an-out goal-getter anyways, constantly replied upon to bang in the goals.
Brendan Rodgers has moved to boost his forward line already this January with the acquisition of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea, however any injures to Suarez or Sturridge in the back end of the campaign would no doubt leave the Reds exposed up-top.
Taking that into consideration, a move for the former Ligue 1 top scorer would be a shrewd move by the Merseysiders. Sow has remained in good scoring nick in Turkey registering 18 goals and 6 assists in 41 games.
Moreover, Sow was nominated for the FIFA 2012 Puskas awards for his brilliant scissors-kick golazo against Galatasaray, and the 26-year-old forward is definitely a threat in the six yard box.
Watch footage of Moussa Sow in action for Fenerbahce below.
- Updated: January 10, 2013