Liverpool preparing summer bid for Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic

Spanish striker Bojan Krkic is reportedly a summer target for Liverpool, with the Premier League outfit believing a fee of just £5m to be enough to persuade Barcelona to part with the 23-year-old.

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According to the Daily Mirror, Bojan, who is currently on a season long loan at Ajax, is wanted by Liverpool, who are reportedly willing to take a gamble on the player, despite his stuttering career to date.

The striker is currently on a season long loan at Ajax from Barca, having spent an unproductive two years in Serie A with Roma and AC Milan, which ended in his return to Catalonia in 2013.

Bojan was touted as a superstar of the future when coming through the ranks at Barcelona, with an unconfirmed rumour claiming that he scored an astounding 500 goals in just five and a half years for Barca youth sides.

But his career has never hit the heights expected, and his value has deceased markedly since his €40m value back in 2011.

Roma signed the player for an initial €12m, but Barcelona inserted a buy-back clause into the agreement, with the Serie A club only able to fully retain the player if they paid an extra €28m.

This was not taken up however, and having been shipped out to Ajax upon his return to Barca, he has bagged just three goals in 18 games this season.

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Yet at £5m, it may be a gamble worth taking. Brendan Rodgers is an excellent judge of younger players thanks to his years as a youth coach under Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, and considering the stunning form of Daniel Sturridge, who was languishing at Chelsea before his move to Anfield, Liverpool could provide a great opportunity for Bojan to rekindle his flagging career.

Able to play anywhere across the front three; if Rodgers can get Bojan firing anywhere near Sturridge’s level, then the potential £5m would be a bargain.

What do you think? Is Bojan worth a punt? Let me know in the comments below…