According to the Daily Mail, Diego Forlan would be more than happy to finish his career at Atletico Madrid.
There is no denying that Forlan is a quality striker and his reputation was boosted by his performance for Uruguay during the World Cup. In the summer, Liverpool were linked with a move for the former Manchester United striker as a possible replacement if Torres left or as a strike partner for Torres. Liverpool never really pursued signing Forlan as his selling price would have been way too high for Liverpool especially since his value rose due to his World Cup performance.
I am not disappointed at all that Forlan may not come to Liverpool. For starters he is an ex-Manchester United player and I do not like many of those hanging around at Liverpool. Even when Paul Ince signed for Liverpool, I was not impressed with that. On the one hand, Forlan had a terrible time at Manchester United and maybe he would want to return to the Premiership and show Sir Alex how good he is, and what better a team to do that with than Sir Alex’s worst enemy, Liverpool.
Secondly, Forlan is already 31 years old and that is not part of the new owners plans. They want to sign young talent and at 31, Forlan does not have many years of top flight football left considering he is a striker.
Thirdly, Forlan would just cost way too much. I do not see Atletico letting him go on the cheap as he is their star man. They would probably value Forlan at about £20m. If we had deep pockets like Manchester City then we would sign him but we operate under a tight budget which would not allow spending £20m on a 31 year old striker.
And finally, I can not see a partnership of Torres and Forlan combining well. The two play similar styles. And there is no way either one of them would be willing to take a seat on the bench, they would both have to be starting eleven players.
So as the search continues for Liverpool to find a striker, I do not think Forlan is the right candidate. What are your thought?