Sunday is always a day notorious for transfer rumours as a lot of papers and websites ‘make up’ transfer speculation just in order to attract an audience. Today is no different but when several sources are claiming the same transfer speculation, then there could be something in it. There is no smoke without a fire!
Reports today (Sunday) are suggesting that Liverpool may be after Manchester City winger / attacking midfielder James Milner. Liverpool have been linked with a whole host of wingers and Milner is now the latest name on the list.
Milner has had a stop-start spell at Manchester City after his £26million move from Aston Villa last August. Milner started off well at Manchester City last season but then coach Roberto Mancini started to leave the England international on the bench and this is something Milner is not happy about. And now that City are after winger Alexis Sanchez (whom I still believe will not join Manchester City), Milner may decide to move on this summer in a bid to join a club where he would get regular first team football.
If Milner were to join Liverpool he would get much more action than he is getting at City and he needs as many games as he can to remain in the England setup. For me, Milner is still only 25 years old which ties into John Henry’s new transfer policy thus making him a realistic transfer target. He has the pace and trickery to become a great attacking threat for Liverpool. There is no doubt Milner would be a good addition to the Liverpool squad but how much would City be willing to sell him for could be the limiting factor. There is no way he is worth the £26million they paid for him. A fee of around £17million may be decent for Milner.
What do you think? Would Milner be a better option than Downing or Lennon?