Dane in line for Nou Camp switch.
La Liga giants Barcelona have identified Liverpool’s Daniel Agger as the man to replace ageing skipper Carles Puyol, according to the Daily Mirror.
The tabloid reports that the Catalans made a preliminary enquiry about the Danish centre-half last summer but chose not to follow up their interest after Agger signed a new four-year deal at Anfield.
But with buffoned captain Puyol now 34, Barca are ready to reignite their interest in tattooed left-footer Agger with a firm bid at the end of the current campaign.
The Mirror, however, believes that the Merseyside outfit will do all in their power to keep the 28-year-old at the club, particularly because boss Brendan Rodgers is facing the prospect of losing all his other centre-halves when the transfer window re-opens…
Veteran Jamie Carragher has already confirmed he will retire at the end of the season, while Martin Srktel has been linked with a move to Zenit St. Petersburg and Sebastian Coates will be allowed to return to South America after failing to impress.
The situation makes it essential to keep Agger, who started all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League matches this season, at Anfield.
That said, the overtures of Barcelona – perhaps the biggest club in world football – are tricky for any player to turn down and Agger will surely be tempted by the move – even if it means having his YNWA tattoo removed from his hand.