VARGAS SET FOR LIVERPOOL
The Peru international Juan Manuel Vargas is likely to move to Liverpool in the summer according to his agent. The 28-year-old has been in much demand amongst major European clubs after doing extremely well last season with Fiorentina, despite the fact that they were relegated from the Italian Serie A last season.
It was initially thought that Liverpool will be making the former Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson as the major summer signing this time around, but since the Icelandic midfielder joined Tottenham for around £ 8 million, Liverpool have been looking at various other targets in to strengthen their midfield.
There have been very few players from Peru who have done well in English football. Former Newcastle United midfielder Solano is the name that sticks to the mind, but Juan Manuel Vargas will be hoping to emulate his success at Newcastle United. Liverpool alone could not be the destination for Juan Manuel Vargas because it is thought that Spanish club Malaga, who are extremely active in the transfer window after the arrival of the new owners, are also looking at signing the 28-year-old, who made 24 appearances for the Italian club last season. His agent has indicated that the prospect of playing in the champions league with Malaga is enticing.
“There is the possibility that he [Vargas] will leave Fiorentina. But at this time it’s just a rumour and there is nothing official. He didn’t have the best best of seasons and he needs to make up for it next season. Liverpool is an option, but there is also Malaga that has the fascination of playing in next season’s Champions League. Does he have a preference with regards to playing the Premier League or the Primera Liga? Vargas likes both leagues as well as the Serie A," said his agent.