Friday, May 28, 2010

La Liga winger almost certain to join Liverpool

Winger Simao Sabrosa could be set for a transfer to Liverpool this summer, where he will be paired with fellow former Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres.

The 30-year-old wide man is being lined-up by Rafael Benitez in a bid to solve the Reds' left-sided problems, with Albert Riera currently out of favour.
Despite having only three years or so left at the top level, Simao could end up costing Liverpool as much as £8million - although cash-strapped Atletico are reportedly keen to sell the player to raise funds.

Simao never actually played alongside Torres, as he arrived in the summer of 2007 at the same time as the Spanish striker left for Anfield.
Benitez believes Simao's pace and crossing threat could reduce the pressure on his star striker by adding a creative element down the left.
But the Portuguese has played down talk of a move.
'Nobody has spoken with me in the last days about this subject,' he said.
'I only say that some people in Madrid have suggested that Atletico are preparing my sale, but I don’t know too much.
’I have always been interested in playing in the Premier League, but my head is in the World Cup and I have a deal with Atletico.'
Simao has one year left on his contract at Atletico, meaning a sale could be pushed through this summer or the Spanish outfit risk losing him for free in 12 months' time.

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