Date: 11th July 2011 at 4:01pm
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Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Lyon’s Brazilian star Michel Bastos as we continue our search for a left-back and winger. The beauty of Bastos is that he is able to play as a left-back or a left winger which would be ideal for Liverpool. Signing a versatile player has always had its benefits and we do not have to look too far back when it comes to Liverpool, as we had Riise who could fill in at left-back and left midfield.

Now Bastos is a wanted man across Europe with Juventus thought to be in the driving seat along with Chelsea, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Liverpool and Tottenham. But Liverpool could still nab him if we really want him. My biggest concern with signing Bastos is that Brazilian’s do not seem to do well in the Premier League. It would be interesting to see how he goes if he does join Liverpool. At least he will have Lucas close to him and he can tell him how tough it was for him to get used to the English game.

Bastos’ representative admits that there are two clubs who have made tentative enquiries about his player. Liverpool could easily be one of those clubs.

Emmanuel De Kerchove said: “All of them are big clubs and, indeed, two of them called me to find out if the player would be interested and to possibly speak to him about their project.

“But these have been preliminary talks, nothing concrete.

“I repeat, by the end of next week we should know more.”

So we would have to wait until end of next week to find out if Bastos is indeed one of the wanted men by Liverpool and this timing coincides with Liverpool’s return from the Far East tour.

Take a look at a highlights real of Bastos courtesy of ElPistoleroJFT96 to see what this Brazilian is all about.