AS we’ve all suspected for a few weeks now it looks like Andy Carroll’s Liverpool career will soon be coming to a close.
As much as the club have invested a lot of money in the striker who cost a record £35million fee 18 months ago, if Brendan Rodgers doesn’t fancy the player then you’re best getting shut now.
After all, his price won’t go up sitting on the bench.
In signing Fabio Borini, it would seem that Rodgers has already drafted in Carroll’s replacement although he looks like a very different kind of striker.
To be fair, I’ve not seen the young Italian lad play much but I do recall when I did see him a few years back he looked a bit lightweight.
He is a player who Rodgers knows though, having worked with him both at Swansea and Chelsea and he’s obviously someone the manager rates and who he feels can fit in with his style of play given that he’s supposedly spent somewhere in the region of £11million on a player who his still raw and quite away off his potential at this stage.
Liverpool have overpaid for far too many players in recent years so they’ll have to hope Borini isn’t yet another Italian flop at Anfield.
The Alberto Aquilani situation is getting messy and it’s worrying that Milan have said they don’t want to sign him – even for a reduced fee.
He’s just looking like an expensive mistake now.