Down and out? Stewart Downing the target of a £5M bid

Liverpool Football Club are ready to ship Stewart Downing out , and Newcastle United are prime candidatesafter submitting a £5M bid.

Stewart Downing joins Liverpool

Downing, who had insisted he was ready to fight for his Liverpool place, is out of favour at Anfield - and despite an improving second half of the 2012-13 season - the reds are prepared to cut him loose.

We reported earlier this summer that the club were keen on selling Stewart Downing - and at that time West Ham made an £8M bid, but Downing declined a move to London.

According to the Liverpool Echo Newcastle United are reported to have made a £5M bid, almost £3M below the offer from the Hammers.  Newcastle's offer is far more likely to pique his interest as he would favour a return to his native North East.

The Echo reports that the player is considering his options.

Although Stewart Downing was signed for £18M just two seasons ago, the club are now prepared to sell him for around £6.5M.  On the face of it, this looks grim - but it was always unlikely at Downing's age that he was bought to increase massively in value.  And with high wages, and a substantial period of his contract left, Liverpool could be making a relatively wise decision financially.

Time for Downing to go? Even at £5M?

6 comments on
Down and out? Stewart Downing the target of a £5M bid

  1. Downing is worth nothing.Useless addition.He wouldn’t even get close to the first team.I’d rather play Shola in goal than Downing on the wing.

  2. CLOWN FOOLGLISH only needs Henderson to be paid off for the full set ;-( £80 million pound for Carroll Adam downing & Henderson & we’ve had to pay the lot off to leave ( Bar Henderson ) Worst spending in premier league history & Worst manager in premier league history ;-(

    • You, my dear, are the clown. Dalglish made signings that he felt he could communicate his intentions to and barring some shooting practice (and penalty practice) and some very questionable refereeing, we could very well have been in the top 4 in his first full season. Had we retained Dalglish and the team and reinforced with Sturridge and Coutinho (both Dalglish targets) we would have been well placed to challenge last season with almost top 4 guaranteed. Instead we decided to start again from scratch and the new manager prefers a Spanish flavor (who can blame him… they rock). I believe Dalglish would have delivered if given 1-2 more seasons but I guess we’ll never know. Your disrespect is disgraceful and your knowledge of football and LFC equally so. Henderson has improved and grown to be a VERY useful player and even if no-one should be paying 20 million for him even now, I think he has a lot to offer us and could end up being a very good player for Liverpool for quite a while.

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