Right back gone, left back going

Andrea DossenaLiverpool FC have agreed a fee of £3.5M with Real Madrid for Alvaro Arbeloa to depart Anfield.

The right back is in the last year of his contract and  has rejected a contract extension. The player, who began his career with Real Madrid’s youth and reserve teams, already has two full first team appearances under his belt at the Bernabeu.

Liverpool paid £2.6M for his services in January 2007, buying him from Deportivo La Coruna. The right back played 99 times for Liverpool – initially starting on the left hand side.  The arrival of Glen Johnson effectively ended the player’s Anfield career.

Meanwhile, over on the left wing, Andrea Dossena look set for a £4.5M return to Italy. The Italian ‘defender’ signed for Liverpool last year for £7M but despite memorable goals against Real Madrid and Manchester United – has failed to meet the standard required at Anfield.

Despite being linked to a string of Italian clubs – Napoli appear the forerunners to conclude the deal this week.

Speaking to the Italian media – Dossena’s agent said:

“We want to close the deal, we will reach an agreement.

“Napoli’s offer is 5million euros (£4.3million) plus bonuses.

“It’s a deal the two clubs are sorting out, we’re waiting for news.

“Napoli know how much Andrea earns, a significant sum, but less than two million.

“Our intention is to reach an agreement. We will not even have a problem with giving up image rights.

“Although he loves being at a great club like Liverpool, he would welcome the opportunity to join Napoli with great enthusiasm.”

Let me just read one sentence again.

“We will not even have a problem with giving up image rights.

The mind boggles.

6 comments on
Right back gone, left back going

  1. Neither of these players will be missed. Arbeloa seems content enough with a career sitting on the bench at Madrid so fair enough, we’ve made a profit on him, albeit a small one. We do still have Aurelio at left back, he’s a good player, backed up by Insua who looks better everytime he plays. Dont forget Darby at right back aswell, he’s got a bright future.

  2. The magic word is realism.
    Liverpool have no money to buy the best players in Europe. But can not sell their best without getting much back either.
    Arbeloa is a good sale. The club does not need him any longer. My opinion.
    But where will Liverpool get players with the same quality as Alonso or Javier?
    Then the club must sell them expensive. Real Madrid have started this auction.
    I think that is why Benitez plays poker with the other clubs.
    Had only the American owners managed to keep what they promised.
    No money, no stadium.
    That’s fine, we are able to manage. No one will stand between us and victory in the PL.
    We must have more faith in Benitez, he is the one who does something for the club.
    Before, it was club (fans), manager, players.
    Now, the fans, manager, players. Let us have faith in our manager, he does what the club should have done. There is too much debt.
    It is the spectators who make Liverpool rich. The richest club in the world, the support and the will to win as they always have, but also help the team to move forward when they have lost, and always look up and forward.
    Big Red Nose can sit with 60 million pounds in transfer budget, and Owen. He needs money if they are to beat Liverpool.
    Man U have money. Liverpool has the will and traditions, and the best fans in the world.
    Big Red Nose know who beat them last year. He is afraid that now it is not Man U to win, but it will be Liverpool yet again to be better than (Blue) Monday United.


  3. I don’t understand why we often buy a player for a season or two then sell him on for much less losing millions in the process,i mean what was so special about Andrea that made Rafa splash out £7m on him in the first place??.We’re hardly in a position to waste millions so Rafa needs a good talking too!

    Talking about Dossena’s image rights is like calling Darts a sport!!!.Atleast we should have around £8 million to spend after he and Arbeloa move on!

  4. Arbeloa has bottled it, Couldnt handle a Carra rollocking.

    Image rights for Dossena, Funniest thing all summer.


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