There was news yesterday that Liverpool’s 6’3″ center-back would be willing to consider a move away from Liverpool this summer.
Martin Skrtel – would consider leaving Liverpool
The 28 year old Joined Liverpool as a 23 year old from Zenit St. Petersburg in January of 2008, and he has since played 206 times for Liverpool with 9 goals, but this year he lost his place to veteran Jamie Carragher, who retired form Liverpool at the end of the season, after playing a massive 737 times for the Reds – his only club.
Martin has played 208 times for Liverpool with 9 goals and 61 times for Slovakia.
If you lose favor with Brendan Rodgers, that may be your Liverpool career right there – as Andy Carroll quickly found out, which is why Martin is probably considering a move.
And since Alan Pardew has said he wants to recruit players with Premier League experience, maybe Skrtel would be a candidate for Newcastle, although he may be a bit old at 28.
This is what the Liverpool player told Slovakian newspaper Dennik Sport:
“I have not had any specific offers. But if some should come and they interest me, I would probably ponder it seriously,”
“The club has the biggest say in this in any case, because they have the right for it with me being contracted.” “I do not want to be that specific, I am not saying that I want to leave at any cost,” he continued.
“I feel sorry for what happened in this season. But I have been here for five-and-a-half years and I have built a position here.”
Martin is prone to make mistakes at the back, and he may be no better than the four center-backs we already have at Newcastle – Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
What do you think?
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