Liverpool have faced a major blow in the transfer market as one of their primary targets Juventus star Carlos Tevez have agreed a move to his former club Boca Juniors, according to Express.
Liverpool had problems with striking options last season and are looking to recruit new strikers for the next season. With only a total of 52 goals in 38 matches last season, Liverpool need strikers badly to compete for the title next season. Daniel Sturridge’s ongoing injury problems was a major reason for their poor goal scoring record last season.
Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all failed to impress. Liverpool have signed English forward Danny Ings but he is clarly not the first choice striker of a team like Liverpool. Youngstar Divock Origi also returned from loan form LOSC Lille but he will take time to settle in a new league considering his young age and inexperience. Therefore Liverpool need a world class striker badly.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reportedly identified Argentine experienced striker Carlos Tevez as an answer to his team’s goalscoring problems. Carlos Tevez won consecutive Serie A titles for Juventus in his two season fo the Turin club. He also made it to the UEFA Champions League Final last season with the Old Lady but lost 3-1 to Barcelona. Tevez scored 20 goals in Serie A and 7 in UEFA Champions League last season for Juventus. He has Premier League experience also earlier with West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City. The 31 years old has 70 International caps also and currently serving his nation at Copa America.
Despite having a year left on his current deal, the Italian side has agreed to let the Argentina international return to his boyhood club for a fee £3.5million. In exchange for his departure, Boca youngster Guido Vadala will join Juventus on a loan deal as part of the agreement reached between the two sides.
After this huge blow, Liverpool manager Brandan Rodgers has look for alternatives in the market.