Liverpool FC missed out on wonderkid Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer

By Sarad Bade Shrestha  |  September 25, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ transfer strategy over the summer has certainly been very clever.

Having received a huge transfer kitty due to the sale of star man Luis Suarez, Rodgers reinvested the money by signing a host of talented young players to strengthen his squad and the Reds now look a very good side that is well equipped for the future.

The likes of Lazar Markovic, Alberto Moreno, Javier Manquillo, Divock Origi among others, are fantastic young players and will surely play a big role for Liverpool in the years to come.

 Brendan Rodgers2Brendan Rodgers has done a wonderful job in rebuilding his Liverpool side

Despite landing a host of talented young players across Europe though, it has now been revealed that Rodgers missed out on the signing of a fine player in Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Mitrovic has emerged as one of the finest young strikers in world football in recent times and had played a starring role in helping Anderlecht to the league title by scoring 16 goals in 32 appearances last season.

Due to such fine performances, Mitrovic had unsurprisingly attracted the interest from a host of top clubs across Europe and Liverpool were believed be to among the long line of admirers of the 20-year old.

However, Mitrovic spurned the advances of a big money move and elected to stay put at Anderlecht for another season at least.

 Mitrovic1Liverpool missed out on Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer

It can now be revealed by Mitrovic’s agent, Nenad Jestrovic, that Liverpool had indeed tabled an offer for the striker during the summer but were rebuffed by Anderlecht as the Belgian side are of the belief that the young man’s transfer value will sky rocket in a couple of years’ time.

Jestrovic said, “Benfica and Liverpool were willing to pay €13m for him and Russian outfit Rubin even offered €20m, but Anderlecht didn’t want to hear about a transfer.

“His father and I told him that he is still young and he will have a lot of opportunities to leave Anderlecht in the future. I’m sure that price will be even higher when he moves somewhere else.”

Anderlecht’s decision to hold on to Mitrovic may well be vindicated as the young man has continued from where he left off last year after having scored 8 goals in 11 appearances so far this season.

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