Liverpool FC have made enquiries into signing Anzhi striker Lacina Traoré according to the player’s agent, Dimitri Seluk.

The towering forward, measured at 6 foot 8, scored a sensational goal against the Merseyside club during a Europa League clash which finished 1-0 to Anzhi. Traore, who goes by the nickname ‘Gentle Giant’, has scored 12 goals in 20 apperances in all competitions since arriving at Anzhi from Kuban Krasnodor for £15million in the summer.

Brendan Rodgers has now “applied to purchase” the Ivorian forward, who is internationally capped at U23s level and according to Russian newspaper Izvestia, a deal has already been brokered to bring  22-year-old Traore to Anfield at the start of next season.

The striker’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has told reporters it is only a matter of time before his client moves to the Premier League. Seluk also represents Yaya Toure, and famously announced the Manchester City midfielder would leave the club hours after winning the league title last season.

“In addition to Liverpool, the list of clubs that have applied to purchase Traore includes Udinese,” said Seluk.

“But I am afraid the Italians will not be able to pay my transfer value of the player.

“At the moment, Lacina is content with his position at Anzhi. He recently signed a new contract until 2016.

“Traore has no need to hurry. We’ll go ahead and first let him get experience.

“I am an advocate of the gradual development of players. Remember the career of Yaya Toure? In 2005, I brought him to Metalurh Donetsk, then he moved to Olympiacos, then to Monaco and from there to Barcelona,”  he added.

“Now Yaya is at Manchester City.

“Of course, Russia is not Traore’s final resting place. The day will come when he will play in the Premier League.”

It is unknown whether Liverpool will attempt to sign the Anzhi player in January to solve the club’s striker crisis. Currently, Luis Suarez is the only available senior forward, with Fabio Borini sidelined with a broken foot and Andy Carroll on a season-long loan to West Ham.

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall

Login

Comment without logging in

You will need to fill this out each time to comment so why not quickly login with Facebook!

*

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why login with Facebook?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall


  • Dave
    2 years ago

    Dreadful stuff.

    Liverpool have no interest in the player.

    Reply
  • rajiv
    2 years ago

    Why would we want this joke of a player and his agent seems a complete ass. We had 6 foot giraffes before and its not the type of player BR wants

    Reply
    • paul
      2 years ago

      I take your point about Crouchy with his physique. But to be fair he was quite good technically. And by the touch this lad showed to clean up Coates then perhaps he’s not just tall timber.

      Reply
  • Jonathan Holmes
    2 years ago

    Doubt there is any truth in this but BR should stay well clear! His first touch is awful and while he did score a decent goal how many chances did he fluff during the course of the 2 games! We need a finisher and this guy is NOT the answer

    Reply
  • lonvis
    2 years ago

    we need a 30+ goal scorer

    Reply
    • IORI EDWARDS
      2 years ago

      Idiotic comment. LUIS will be our 30 plus goal scorer but we DO need 20 from someone else.

      Reply