Brendan Rodgers today revealed he is hopeful of bringing in his first signing as Liverpool manager before embarking on this summer’s pre-season tour.
The Reds will depart for North America next week and the boss is optimistic he will have completed his first piece of incoming transfer business at Anfield before then.
Asked whether he was confident of adding to his squad before the Standard Chartered-presented tour, Rodgers told reporters at a press conference: “We hope so, but there certainly won’t be as many (signings) as what’s being labelled out there.
“For players to be associated with Liverpool is great, but the reality is we’ve only made three or four enquires about players and we hopefully can close out one deal this week.
He will be terrific, I’m sure. And the supporters will absolutely love him.”
“Going forward hopefully we can bring maybe two or three more and then with the group of players that I already have it’ll bode really well for us and provide us hopefully that strength in the group to challenge in every competition,” he added
Reports are suggesting that the first signing may be Roma’s 21yr old Striker Fabio Baroni for a fee of around £8mil. But time will tell on this one.