Voronin set to join reds
Published 18/02/2007 | 09:37
Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin is set to join Liverpool in the summer.
The 27-year-old played for Bayer Leverkusen as they lost to Hannover 1-0 in
Germany's Bundesliga today.
And after the match it was announced Voronin would be moving to Anfield at the
end of the season, with a four-year deal having reportedly been agreed.
Voronin, who has scored six goals in 20 league appearances for Leverkusen so
far this season, featured in the Ukraine team that reached the quarter-finals of
last year's World Cup.
His transfer looks set to be the first agreed at Anfield since the club agreed
a €470million takeover with American tycoons George Gillett and Tom Hicks
earlier this month.
Voronin's arrival at Anfield would give Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez five
options up front unless he opts to offload any of his current quartet of
Peter Crouch, Craig Bellamy, Dirk Kuyt and Robbie Fowler have battled for the
forward slots this season.
Liverpool have so far opted not to comment on Sunday newspaper allegations of
a bust-up between Wales striker Bellamy and Norway defender John Arne Riise
during the club's break in Portugal ahead of their Champions League clash with
Barcelona on Wednesday.