In: STEWART DOWNING
The second most anticipated Liverpool target this summer has landed. Stewart Downing is officially a Liverpool player having passed a medical and agreed personal terms, after Aston Villa accepted an offer from the Reds (after the winger had apparently handed in a transfer request reportedly reaching the Stg 20 million mark or whereabouts.
The 26 soon to be 27 year old winger is the third Brit to be signed by the Reds in this transfer window, and the hope is that last year’s Player of the Year for Villa will provide much craved for width for the Reds, and much needed ammunition for Andy Carroll. Downing was undoubtedly Villa’s
best player last season and though his purchase shifts slightly away from the policy to buy young (25 years being the benchmark), there is no doubt that this player is in his prime years and may be a valid member of the team for the coming years.
Downing showed his desire to join the Reds by handing in a transfer request to force Villa’s hand, and he is now looking to be part of the new Liverpool project and also to enhance his international career having already played 27 games for England.
Welcome aboard Stewart!
JORDAN HENDERSON – 20 YEARS – MIDFIELDER – (Sunderland) – Stg 16 million (Stg 4 mil add-ons)
CHARLIE ADAM – 25 YEARS – MIDFIELDER – (Blackpool) – Stg 6.5 million (Stg 1.5 mil add-ons)
DONI – 31 YEARS – GOALKEEPER – (AC Roma) – Free Transfer
STEWART DOWNING – 26 YEARS – WINGER – (A.Villa) – Stg 20 million (estimated)
PAUL KONCHESKY – LEICESTER CITY – undisclosed
Out On Loan:
STEPHEN DARBY to ROCHDALE
+ Stg 42.5million ;(+/-) (plus Stg 5.5 mil add-ons)
– No speculation, only deals confirmed on LFC’s website are considered.
– Quantification of deal according to internet sources or Club statement.
– Updates, comments, rectifications, alerts are all appreciated.