The French International to solidify the Liverpool midfield
Real Madrid would be looking at offloading Diarra for £12million which I do not feel is too much for a 25 year old full international compared to some of the crazy transfer fees being banded around. Diarra did not play much for Real Madrid this season early on when Jose Mourinho took over but of late Mourinho has been putting his faith in Lass and giving him more game time and he has not disappointed. It is this form that I have seen this season of Diarra at Real Madrid that has made me want Liverpool to sign him if indeed Real Madrid are willing to sell him. There are not many talented defensive midfielders available in the game today and we can not miss out on one if they become available.
There has been a lot of talk about Rennes’ young Yann M’Vila joining Liverpool this summer as he is also a defensive midfielder. Either of these two Frenchmen (Diarra and M’Vila) would be great additions for Liverpool next season as both will add quality to our midfield. The main point I am trying to make here is that we do need to sign another quality defensive midfielder to possible challenge Lucas for a starting place in the team or to provide cover when Lucas is not fit or out of form. Taking nothing away from Jay Spearing who has had a superb season for Liverpool, I do not think that we can rely solely on Lucas and Spearing for an entire season and thus we need to bring in another top class player to compete and compliment them.