Liverpool should try and move heaven and earth to prize midfield player Andreas Weimann away from Villa Park at the end of this season.
Highly-promising Austria international is stalling on a new deal with relegation-threatened Aston Villa and Liverpool hope to sign him for a bargain fee.
SOURCE: The Metro
Aston Villa midfield player Andreas Weimann is thinking seriously about his future career options and as such, has consistently refused to put pen to paper on a new contract with the relegation threatened Premier League club.
The highly-regarded Austria international has enjoyed an eye-catching debut campaign in the Midlands for Paul Lambert’s struggling outfit, with the 21-year-old playmaker having already contributed 11 goals in only 30 matches for the team, which is an impressive contribution and strike rate when you consider that not only have Villa struggled badly all season to score goals, but that the midfielder himself is playing in a wide position and not up front.
With Weimann’s current deal at Villa Park set to expire next summer, his employers have been desperately trying to persuade the player to put pen to paper on a new contract with the club, however, as yet with no success as Weimann weighs up all his options.
The player has reportedly already turned down two new offers from Villa and this has put Premier League giants Liverpool on alert to the situation, with the Reds hopeful of taking advantage of Weimann’s stalling to maybe pick the player up on the cheap come the summer, especially if Villa are then forced to sell the wide man rather than risk losing him for free next year.
If that situation were to play out this summer, then the Metro believe Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers could land Weimann for as little as £5 million, which would represent quite a bit of transfer business by the Reds and would also fit in with their owners’, Fenway Sports Group, transfer policy of buying young players on the cheap with promise and a potential sell-on value as well.
Meanwhile, Weimann is also just the type of player that the Merseysiders need right now and should be looking to add to their roster, being a goalscoring wing man with trickery and youth on his side.