Liverpool are prepared to offload winger Stewart Downing and declare a £15million loss to let the inconsistent footballer move to Newcastle United for £5million, reports the Liverpool Echo newspaper.
Two years ago, the Reds signed Downing from Aston Villa for £20m. Late last year, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers warned Downing that if his performances didn’t improve, he would be sold in the January transfer window. Rodgers’ words were the incentive that Downing needed to show a marked improvement in his performances. But despite the progress, Liverpool are likely to part ways with the English winger.
Newcastle United have asked Liverpool if Downing is for sale. Now the ball is in Downing’s court to decide whether he’d be interested in moving to the north east.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Liverpool FC to off-load Stewart Downing to Newcastle FC at a massive loss — Liverpool Echo
- Everton ‘make move’ for Liverpool target Toby Alderweireld — The Guardian
- Roberto Soldado’s arrival takes Tottenham’s summer spending over $75 million — Pro Soccer Talk
- Are the BBC about to turn to female radio presenter Green to read football scores? — The Mail
- Rooney urges Moyes to let him leave Man United after failing to see future at club — Telegraph
- Pablo Hernandez hopes to feature in Swansea’s Europa League return against Malmo — Evening Post
- Giorgos Karagounis return is a positive move for Fulham — The Independent
Major League Soccer
- How Seattle’s stunning Clint Dempsey deal got done — Sports Illustrated
- Dempsey’s record contract could signal new era of spending for MLS — Sports Business Daily
- Mario Balotelli plays the Italian National Anthem on the piano for Andrea Pirlo — The Original Winger
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