Could Bolasie and Vorm be Anfield bound…?
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Although rumours have circulated recently that Liverpool will try and sign established stars for the first-team this summer, today they’ve been linked with two aces that are unlikely to get the supporters too excited…
The Daily Star thinks Brendan Rodgers will take advantage of the fact Crystal Palace’s Congolese international Yannick Bolasie’s contract expires in 12 months times, and look to secure his services in a bargain deal as a result.
As well as Palace’s winger, Liverpool could turn to Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool need squad improvements and enforcements ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign. Victor Moses’ loan spell will not be made permanent, meaning the Reds actually only have one natural wide player in Raheem Sterling in the entire squad.
Bolasie enjoyed an excellent campaign for Palace, working tirelessly down the left flank, registering four assists for Tony Pulis’s outfit in the top flight.
He’s quick, has good feet, and can beat a player – but probably lacks the European pedigree Liverpool will be demanding their club sign this summer, although he could bolster a relatively thin squad.
Vorm is Swansea’s first-choice keeper, and he’s impressed in the Premier League since the Welsh side were promoted under current Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
The Northern Irish manager is know to rate the 30-year-old Dutch stopper, but did sign Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet last summer – and has gone on record to say how highly he rates the 26-year-old.
“I’ve been delighted with Simon since he has come in,” he told the Liverpool Echo in April.
“I think he’s an outstanding goalkeeper who is only going to get better and better.”
Vorm then would likely arrive as a backup for Mignolet, replacing the shaky Australian Brad Jones on Liverpool’s bench.
The Dutch keeper is heading to the World Cup under Louis van Gaal, but Bolasie’s DR Congo have not qualified for the competition in Brazil.
As well as the two Premier League aces, Liverpool have been heavily linked to Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can, Southampton air Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, and Sevilla’s Spanish international left-back Alberto Moreno.