The Reds are keen on Udinese’s Badu.
As the January transfer window draws nearer Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has targeted Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Badu as the ideal target, reports the Metro.
The manager is desperate to add more depth to the Reds squad as recent injuries to the likes of Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge has led to defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea and a drop off in the Premier League title race.
Rodgers has identified a few areas that the Northern Irishman wants to improve the squad and along with a new full-back and striker, the 40-year-old is also keen on a defensive midfielder.
This is where Badu comes in, as the 23-year-old has been impressing in that position in Serie A for some times, after arriving in Italy in January 2010.
Since then the African has played 77 matches in all competitions for Udinese and also has 40 caps for the Ghana national team.
Badu however is not yet the complete package and still has some issues with tackling and passing – something that is not ideal when playing in the middle.
The Ghanaian is less physical than what has come to be expected of a defensively minded midfielder and likes to dribble with the ball and take opponents on.
It’s thought Badu would set the Reds back around £7m, with Rodgers having been personally recommended by the club’s scouts to sign the midfield ace.
In the past north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also sent scouts out to keep tabs on Badu.
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