I have a feeling the Reds might look for some touching up in the January transfer window. Here are two players that in my view would slot in brilliantly with the Red Army. For those who read my articles on here I am known to aspire for realistic targets. This means that the player is likely to want to move from his current club, the price is affordable, and more importantly his characteristics would make them very useful for the cause. So let’s take a look at the candidates:
Miloš Krasić is a Serbian 27 year old winger and attacking midfielder currently plying his trade with Juventus. The arrival of Antonio Conte at the technical helm of the club has sidelines the talented player who was linked for Man Utd before making the switch to the Italian giants. Conte has a very pragmatic approach and is known to look at performance rather than names. Krasić, like Amauri and Del Piero, has been marginalized and will therefore seek a move away from Turin. Sources say Juve will let him go for Euro 15 which is not hefty considering how we have been spending this year! The Serbian would be slot in the right flank and would offer the kind of depth that Bellamy and Downing can offer on the left. He is also a good finisher and scored 8 goals in 38 games for Juve last season.
Niko Kranjčar is another 27 year old attacking midfielder. The Croatian attacking midfielder is a known quantity in the Premier League and has been frequently linked with the Reds in previous transfer windows. Kranjčar is a virtuoso with the ball and I personally would put him on the same level as Alberto Aquilani in as far as technical ability and vision of play are concerned. The advantage in this case is that he is not getting first team football at Spurs and he would not come at an exorbitant cost. Definitely an excellent substitute for our ageing and injury ravaged captain but also would be an invaluable asset with his distribution and accurate passing, as well as having a crack at goal from long range.
Stg 15 million max for two quality players and respective internationals! Hope Comolli is reading!