NESV must respond to transfer speculation with an iron fist

Fernando TorresHaving been caught up in one of the stormiest affairs to ever rock football Liverpool Football Club thought they had found refuge in a safe port only to find that they are still some way off steady ground. With Reports linking the Club’s key assets with moves away from Merseyside it is imperative that the club hold on to the players that have the potential to deliver the club to past glories.

With Wayne Rooney looking likely to the leave Manchester United rumours have already started to circulate that Alex Ferguson will delve into the transfer market sooner or later and try to replace the England international with someone of the same calibre. Reportedly at the top of Sir Alex’s transfer wish list are Real Madrid duo Benzema and Kaka and out of form Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

Now, Last Friday John W. Henry’s New England Sports Ventures paid $300million for Liverpool Football Club and when doing so he made it clear that he was eager to emulate the success “he achieved with the Boston Red Sox, who won the World Series baseball title in 2004, three years after he took control.” Surely if Mr. Henry means what he says then it would seem that holding on to the likes of Fernando Torres should be a dead cert. Individuals like Torres, nicknamed El Nino in his homeland Spain, do not come around everyday and I believe it would take some time to replace a player of his ability and magnitude.

Mr. Henry has also made it clear though that he aims to transform the finances of Liverpool Football Club much like he did with his other sporting investment, the Boston Red Sox’s. Henry adds “In Boston we’ve gone toe-to-toe with the New York Yankees, which is the same as going toe-to-toe with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.” You would hope that the likes of Torres do not become victim of this financial restructuring.

If Torres was shown the Anfield door in order to bring in some much needed revenue would John W. Henry be sacrificing any real chance of delivering the club to past glories in the near future?

Torres may look like your awkwardly shy teenage nephew but when on song he is one of the most graceful and comfortable looking goal scorers the Premier League has ever seen. Furthermore, I believe it is only a matter of time before Torres discovers the fine form that we all know he possess’. When he does find that form it is certain that he will be at the forefront of a charge that propels Liverpool Football Club to past glories. My only hope is that John W. Henry realises the importance of El Nino, and can find other ways in which he can transform the state of Liverpool Football Clubs finances.

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