Liverpool defender Daniel Agger edging towards a Barcelona move
As Liverpool striker Luis Suarez moves towards Real Madrid, the future of Reds defender Daniel Agger appears to be with Barcelona. The Danish center-back has been linked to the Spanish football giants for the last couple of season, but no official bids have arrived at Anfield.
This year could be different since Barcelona’s defensive misery has finally forced the club to enter the market in search for a new defender. The move has also been backed by Liverpool academy chief Rodolfo Borrell, who used to be a youth coach at Barcelona.
Rodolfo Borrell believes Daniel Agger would fit in well at Barcelona. Daniel Agger has the ability to pass around the ball, attack when needed and step-up as a center-half; all of the primary attributes required from a defender at Barcelona.
With aging Carles Puyol out injured once again, Barcelona cannot rely on make-shift center-backs once again. AC Milan defender Thiago Silva has appeared on Barcelona’s radar as someone who could become an asset to the club, but the player seems to be enjoying his stay at Paris Saint-Germain. Moreover, the French club wouldn’t allow sanction the sale until Barcelona break their banks for the Brazilian talent.
Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu has also interested Barcelona officials. The versatile defender has recorded good form for Valencia during the last couple of season, which has won him many fans. At 29, the Frenchman could be snatched at a discounted price.
Reports from Spain suggest Barcelona are secretly plotting a move for the 28-year-old Dane from Anfield. Liverpool could be interested in selling Daniel Agger, but only for the right price since they would have to find a replacement for their veteran Jamie Carragher, who retired at the end of the season.
Mundo Deportivo reports Rodolfo Borrell told radio station SER Esports that Daniel Agger possesses all the qualities required in a Barcelona defender.
“Agger has the right characteristics to adapt to Barca’s play,” Rodolfo Borrell explained. “He is a very trustworthy centre-half, above all on the ball, because he comes out very well with it.
“In a style like Barca’s, a defender must have a good pass, make the right decisions, be quick when the team loses the ball and good in the air at set-pieces both in defence and attack. Agger fulfils all these qualities.”
“At Barca, where all the centre-backs are right-footed, to have a lefty would make it much easier to bring the ball out,” Rodolfo Borrell added.