Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Reds to make Real move

Liverpool are looking at making a move for Real Madrid's 20-year-old defensive midfielder Javi Garcia.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez is a big advocate of bringing young talent to Anfield as he bids to build a squad of quality players for the future, while also aiming to ensure Liverpool can fight it out for the top honours at the present time.
And Garcia, who helped Spain win the Under-19 European Championship in 2006, looks to fit the bill perfectly.
After five years with Real Madrid, Garcia is reportedly becoming disillusioned at the Bernabeu, given that he was backed to become a first-team regular last term, but only managed a handful of UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey games.
Emerson and Mahamadou Diarra continue to block his path to the starting XI, while a change of management this summer could see Garcia condemned to another season in the Madrid B team.
As a result it looks like he will jump ship and the likes of Mallorca, Getafe and Deportivo, have been alerted, while Liverpool and Atletico Madrid seem to be in the box seat for his signature.
Benitez shares the same agent as Garcia, Manuel Garcia Quilon, but Atletico now have the player's cousin and former Reds ace Luis Garcia at the Vicente Calderon so both will feel they hold the upper hand in trying to tempt the youngster in a £2million deal.

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