Friday, January 05, 2007

Eh, Mascherano? Rosenior?

Reds Loan Move For Mascherano

Liverpool have reportedly struck an amazing deal for Javier Mascherano that could land them in hot water with FIFA.


According to The Daily Mirror, the Argentine World Cup midfielder has undergone a medical at Anfield and will sign on loan for the remainder of the season.

But the tabloid also says the Reds are taking a gamble because the 22-year-old must get FIFA clearance over their strict transfer rules.

The regulations prohibit players from figuring for more than two clubs in a year from July 1, and Mascherano has already played for Corinthians and the Hammers.

Juventus have already cooled their interest in the player, reportedly for this very reason.

Mascherano has failed to nail down a regular place at Upton Park since joining along with Carlos Tevez amid a blaze of deadline-day publicity last August.

He's managed just three starts and 235 minutes of action in the Premiership.

Drogballs: I'll be absolutely delighted if it goes through, honestly. We have been guilty of signing some really average players for the past few seasons that don't and won't get into a 'championship winning team'. But this Argentinian is going to be a good signing I reckon. The best thing about this deal is that it's only a loan deal and if it really don't work out, then we won't have to trouble ourselves pimping him away.

Even West Ham fans could tell this man is quality and the reason why he hasn't produce the goods would be the amount of playing time. Shocking for a 22 year old playing for the Argentine national team. The only reason I could come up with would be the deal with that company that owned Tevez and Masch.

His arrival will probably sound the end of Zenden or maybe even Kewell. Who knows. But he IS quality and when he finally finds his feet in the Premiership, he'll be an asset. But now we could only hope that the incompetent FIFA can let the deal go through, closing an eye.

Rosenior In Rafa's Good Book?

Rumours are circulating that Fulham's Liam Rosenior is of interest to Liverpool.

With Liverpool looking for cover for the right back position Rafa is looking to number of players.

Rumours suggest that Rafa sees Lucas Neil as a gamble with his poor disciplinary record and the fact that a number of teams are chasing him.

Rafa would love to bring in Alves but he has recently signed a new contract at his current club. As it looks like DIC funding won't be in place until after the transfer window rafa will go for £2m rated right back Liam Rosenior.



psychohare said...

oh yea man... we could really use Mascherano... i think hes the center midfield anchor that we really need right now... i would be even happier if there is a possibility that this could be a permanent deal in the near future.
We already have a worldclass central midfield in Gerrard, Alonso and Sissoko. I really hope that the Mascherano deal will work out, coz we need backup for Sissoko.
Not sure if this could spell an eventual permanent deal for Mascherano with us, but i've been hoping that we can get that young prospective 4th central midfielder. And Mascherano might bring some South American flair to that.


Only thing that worries me would be how Liverpool can get into hot soup over this deal. We know how FIFA is not very happy with us at the moment while Rafa said he couldn't give a toss about it.

Yes, seen his playing style during the World Cup. Defensive midfielder who can pass the ball very well while getting his tackles in timely fashion.

psychohare said...

Rules are meant to be broken... Liverpool will be fine.