Christmas is approaching and this can mean only one thing. Yes, the January transfer window will soon be upon us. Harry Redknapp will have one hand on a Christmas cracker and the other holding a mobile to his ear, frantically trying to buy another midfielder for his Spurs side. It’s a well-known fact that the best value is had in the summer, and the January transfer window may see some high-profile loan deals but overall there isn’t too much spending.
Despite this im sure there will be some action at Anfield, Roy Hodgson will be hoping that the LFC board will flex their muscles in their transfer market. Roy was recently spotted taking in Lille’s recent game against Monaco, which Lille won 2-1. Apparently Roy was to the run the rule over Ivory Coast striker Gervinho, who incidentally had a shocker that night. One player who didn’t was young Eden Hazard, I have mentioned Eden before in my post about Belgium football.
Hazard is a player of immense talent, he has already been voted Young Player of The Year in France twice and is aged just 19 years old. James Horncastle wrote an excellent piece for FourFourTwo about Eden Hazard, its a great read and also shows highlights from Lilles game against Monaco, where Hazard was instrumental. I can’t help but feel that Hazard will be snapped up by a Real Madrid or Barcelona, and is a player that is out of reach for Liverpool at this point in time.
Another player that has been linked to Liverpool is Czech International Tomas Necid, a figure of £10m is being banded about for the 21 year old, who currently plays for CSKA Moscow. I saw Necid play against Scotland for the Czechs and he looked very good indeed, Tomas would be great support for Torres up top for Liverpool and I can see this transfer happening, more so than Hazard.
Of course, at this stage its all rumours and speculation, but these two players fit the profile that NESV are talking about. Young, talented players who will improve in time and increase in value but what kind of price would they cost LFC now, especially in January?