Liverpool are planning a swoop for Barcelona youngster Bojan Krkic in the summer, according to the Mirror, with the Catalans willing to sell him on a cut price deal in the upcoming transfer window.
Brendan Rodgers has reportedly sanctioned the transfer and willing to pay £5m upfront for his signature. Young and talented, Bojan will be a perfect fit in the Liverpool side who have a history of taking in young talent and converting them into world beaters. The likes of Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling are among a bunch of players who have made it big at Anfield under the guidance of the former Swansea manager.
Krkic was heralded to be among the best strikers to come out of the Barcelona youth system and was valued at a massive £35m at one point before his transfer to Roma. However, the player did not progress as expected and was quickly loaned to Inter Milan by the Serie A club. Barcelona exercised their buy-back clause last summer to bring him back to Spain and have sent him on loan to Ajax since then.
Liverpool are keeping a keen eye on the player and had sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old perform for Ajax in the Europa league. He is known for his versatility, capable of playing up front or on the wings and will give Rodgers some much needed back-up to the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in case of an injury.
The forward has revealed that he is assessing his future and will decide after the end of the season. Liverpool are likely to snap him up if Barcelona make him available at a cut-price deal, with no other club currently swooping in for his signature.
"We'll see about my future, there are still two months of the season to go before any decisions have to be made," he explained.
Meanwhil,e Liverpool are flying in the league and are currently four points behind Chelsea for the pole position. The Reds travel to Southampton on Saturday as they look to pile the pressure on the contenders at the top and overtake City for the third spot, who play Sunderland in the league Cup final at Wembley.