Liverpool linked with South American international – do they need him?

Every summer there seem to be a few names thrown into the rumour mill who never actually make a move.

Until this summer Barcelona star Pedro was one of the main victims of such speculation.

But his impending move to Chelsea may have got the ball rolling. Because latest reports suggest that another such player may be on the move.

The player in question is Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan and The Guardian speculates today that Liverpool may be interested in signing him.

The 27 year old has played 9 times for Argentina and scored two goals since his debut in 2009.

But it’s fair to say that he has never quite reached his potential.

He’s made a decent fist of his time in Portugal, playing 216 games and scoring 30 goals.

And he would offer Liverpool the sort of experienced, conventional left footed, left wing option that the Reds don’t currently possess.

Gaitan: Average

Gaitan: Average

But with Coutinho, Firmino, Ibe, Lallana, Markovic, Ings and Sturridge all able to play in the three behind the striker, would Gaitan get a game every week? We think not.

While every great squad has great depth we think that top managers should only sign players who they think are strong enough to get into the first eleven.

In the case of Gaitan, we aren’t sure he would.

Let’s take look at the lad in a action.

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