Paul Scharner Set For Liverpool Talks

Chris Wright

12th, July 2010


By Chris Wright

Former Wigan utility man Paul Scharner is set to hold talks over a possible free-transfer move to Liverpool during the next few days, after his contract with the Latics expired at the beginning of the month.

Newly- appointed Reds boss Roy Hodgson is a known admirer of Scharner, and tried to sign the versatile 30-year-old midfielder on at least three separate occasions whilst still in charge at Fulham – a fact that isn’t lost on his agent Valentin Hobel;

Roy Hodgson and Paul Scharner – this is a special relationship, Hodgson thinks that Paul’s strengths in midfield are better than his attributes in central defence.”

However, Hobel also added that nothing is set in stone yet, as the Austrian has a few other irons in the fire;

“Liverpool would be a dream, of course, but we are in contact with several clubs. Because he is a free transfer, he can choose.”

Hmmm. Javier Macherano out and Paul Scharner in. Not exactly what you’d call progress is it?

Posted in Liverpool, Transfers & Rumours, Wigan Athletic

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  1. Marshy says:

    Hodgson and Purslow aiming for mid-table mediocrity and then a glorious Championship campaign. Torres must be licking his lips!!

  2. Delboy Dublin says:

    Never mind Mascherano… Lucas out, Scharner in is what I’d call progress. Hell, Lucas out, Hans Moleman from The Simpsons in would represent a forward step (rather than a backwards pass!)

  3. Ryan Kam says:

    Ah the Lucas hate. I knew it was coming.

    Lucas found form in the last few games of the season and had to deal with constantly being cycled in and out of the starting line-up and being played out of position. He is young and he will be an asset to the team in the future, especially if Macherano is on his way out.

    So many people give Insua chances and want to see him do well (and I feel that he made more mistakes during his play than Lucas), why not extend the same courtesy to Lucas? Give him a chance with Woy and I think he’ll develop into an asset that we didn’t know we had. At least for one more season.

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