By Ollie Irish
Liverpool have agreed to sign Serbian striker Milan Jovanovic from Standard Liege. The Belgian club’s star forward, 28, is out of contract at the end of the season and is reported to have agreed a three-year contract with Liverpool, having already turned down Everton and then revealed reservations that he wouldn’t figure in Rafa Benitez’s first team.
Jovanovic will join the Reds this summer. His track record is encouraging (12 goals in 23 appearances so far this season), but then Belgium’s top league is no match for the Prem, so you wonder if he’ll be a hit or – shudder! – the new Andriy Voronin. One thing is certain – the fact that Jovanovic once called Everton a “small club” – Rafa did the same, I recall – will endear him to the red side of Liverpool before he has even kicked a ball in front of The Kop.
Obligatory YouTube clip (which shows Milan is a feisty bugger):
Hit or shit?