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Barcelona keen to sign Liverpool's Daniel Agger

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Daniel Agger is facing an uncertain future at Liverpool. The 29-year-old defender dropped down the pecking order at the club last season behind Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel and is likely to slip further down the list, with Liverpool adding yet another central defender in Dejan Lovren from Southampton this summer.

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This week, Catalan newspaper Sport have been primarily focussing on Agger, claiming that Barcelona are looking to sign a ball-playing defender to fill the void left by Carles Puyol. PSG defender Marquinhos is thought to be their primary target but the Catalan club are keeping their options open, with the likes of Agger, Vermaelen, Blind and Vertonghen are considered as back up options.

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Early this week, Sport claimed that Barcelona are quite hesitant in pushing through the deal, keeping in mind Agger’s poor injury record. However, for the last couple of days, they have been reporting that Liverpool are willing to sell for him for around €15m, and that a deal is as good as done (Barcelona are said to have completed a personal agreement with him), albeit Agger is seen primarily as a back-up option for Marquinhos and Barcelona will only sign him, should they fail to land the former Roma defender.

Danish football manager Morten Olsen said that Agger is a typical ball-playing, stylish defender who is equally good in defence and going forward, hinting that the Denmark international could be an ideal fit for the Spanish giants.

Agger joined Liverpool under Rafael Benitez in 2006 and since then has been one of the pillar of strength for the Reds in defence. However, it seems like his time is up at Anfield.

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Comments (10)

  1. Please u don’t have to sell agger,because it will be a thing that we all will leave to regret.how many defenders do we have and now u want to let a stronge pillar of our defence line to leave.u better think twice before letting that man go

  2. Are we just that MAD or Stupid by letting a star defender go to Barcelona..
    What planet is Rogers on.. Surely his not that eager in letting him go.. Who will replace a ball playing defender???? The old man toure that miss kicks into our goals or straight to touch line every single time… Or Sahko that can’t hit a target … Only Skyrtl has an idea…
    Wake up Rogers setiously

  3. Keep aggar for the team if u need competition among defenders next seasoning,he can do well,to sell him expensive blunder no defender in LFC like him.

  4. are you stupid, clearly agger is injury prone and he hasnt had a good season in ages. kolo is rubbish but sakho will become good and lovren is a better than agger and a lot younger who isnt injury prone

  5. Agger is a solid defender, we shd not sell him. Mind u, Barca have been playing hard ball when we want to buy players from them, are we Barca’s scouts? Come on BR,we need Agger, sell Toure instead.

  6. Agger is not fantastic. Since we are bringing in Dejan Lovren as a CD, there will be no point keeping Agger on the bench. We should sell to defray the cost of acquiring Lovren

  7. I for one I could have loved to see him stay despite injury prone but hey we can’t dispute the fact his time is up @ Anfield if the BR thinks so but the price-tag of £12m to £15m have seen so far is way below the standard and level is into serious @ least BR give them a run of £25m + a player, if it happens he will be missed YNWA!!

  8. If we get a good price for him we should sell him and buys a good right back with the money

  9. For me I did love to see agger stay and play, but for a player of agger’s class to bench for sakho and lovren is insulting,so let him go for the right price and besides coates and Ilori are good young players I also want to see do well for livpool. I will miss agger if he lives

  10. I hoped Dagger would get his head down & work hard to win back his place but clearly that was hoping for too much. Instead he decided to take to social/media outlets to repeatedly voice his discontent at the situation which for me is low & slightly cowardly! This is a player who hasn’t been ‘a pillar of strength’ as implied or shown any significant progress over the last season or two so why should he expect any better than a place on the bench?!? I would say though, that the prices quoted so far are too low for a player of his actual calibre & LFC should be looking to recoup at least 20m for him…. that’s £’s not fuc