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Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic is a shock £5 million target for Premier League title-chasers, Liverpool, reports in the Daily Mirror suggest.
The one-time Spain international has had a tough few seasons; leaving Barcelona for Serie A giants Roma, the Catalan side then exercised a buy-back clause and now look set to sell the player after his loan spell at Ajax ends in the summer.
Once touted as a ‘wonderkid’, Krkic, who is comfortable playing in any position across the forward line, had made over 150 first team appearances in Spain before his 21st birthday and it has to be questioned as to whether he was thrust into the spotlight too early.
Since 2011, the 23 year old has made an unimpressive return of just 13 goals in 82 club appearances in unhappy spells at Roma, AC Milan and now Ajax, with Liverpool waiting in the wings to change his fortunes with a summer move to the North.
As reported in the Mirror, “Just like Philippe Coutinho, Bojan Krkic fits the Anfield bill perfectly – a young player with a massive reputation who played more than 100 games for Barca, but has lost his way a little in recent seasons.”
Under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers, Krkic could flourish in the Premier League and would be an ideal addition to a lethal strikeforce, which already boasts the quality of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
In other news, winger Raheem Sterling’s fine form for the Merseysiders has earned him a recall to Roy Hodgson’s England squad to face Denmark next week. The 19 year old has appeared 23 times for the Reds’ this season, scoring six times.
He joins teammates; Jordan Henderson, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Sturridge for the Wembley friendly on Wednesday.