In: JOSE ‘EL TORO’ ENRIQUE
There is no point in writing any details about this player. Everything that is known about him has been written twice over such was the protraction of the saga that finally saw Liverpool FC land what is considered to be one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.
It was believed that the transfer kitty was set at the Stg 50 million mark (give and take a million here and there) and that is the sum the Club has spent to bring in these 5 signings (one of them arriving on a free). The owners could have put more money on the table, but there have been no significant sale of players and it is also likely that the attempt to reduce the wage bill will prove to be unsuccessful.
On a personal level the surprise signing for me was Henderson. If Aquilani stays, I feel he could well be the surprise of the season because the talented Italian midfield virtuoso is on a roll and if his form continues on this trend he could add that additional zest and flair to the team.
We could see more movements in the coming weeks but I feel the Club is more willing to see some players get offloaded. Scott Dann and Gary Cahill remain potential targets, but without income from player sales, I doubt FSG will stretch their spending any further…..for now!
Welcome aboard Jose!
JORDAN HENDERSON – 20 YEARS – MIDFIELDER – (Sunderland) – Stg 16 million (Stg 4 mil add-ons)
CHARLIE ADAM – 25 YEARS – MIDFIELDER – (Blackpool) – Stg 8 million
DONI – 31 YEARS – GOALKEEPER – (AC Roma) – Free Transfer
STEWART DOWNING – 26 YEARS – WINGER – (A.Villa) – Stg 20 million (estimated)
JOSE ENRIQUE – 25 YEARS – LEFT BACK – (Newcastle) – Stg 6 million
PAUL KONCHESKY – LEICESTER CITY – undisclosed
CHRIS MAVINGA – RENNES – Stg 1 million
MILAN JOVANOVIC – ANDERLECHT – free
TOM INCE – BLACKPOOL – undisclosed
GERARDO BRUNA – BLACKPOOL – undisclosed
Out On Loan:
STEPHEN DARBY to ROCHDALE
PETER GULASCI to HULL CITY
MARTIN HANSEN to BRADFORD CITY
Total Outlay: + Stg 49 million (+/-)
– 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.