'Next Van Basten' eager to move to Liverpool

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Long-term Liverpool target Ricky van Wolfswinkel looks set to quit Dutch side FC Utrecht and favours a move to the Barclays Premier League, according to his agent.

The striker has been in sensational form for his Eredivisie side over the past two seasons, drawing comparisons with Netherlands legend Marco Van Basten, and has attracted a lot of interest.

And his agent, Louis Laros has confirmed there is interest from English sides but has urged both Liverpool and Tottenham to make an official approach.

“At this moment it is unlikely Ricky will move because I have not received an concrete offer from either Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool,” Laros told

“I cannot say at the moment if it is serious interest, an enquiry, or just rumours. We are waiting for calls from both clubs, as we need an official offer from Liverpool or Spurs to proceed.

Van Wolfswinkel had a taste of what it is like to play at Anfield earlier on this season when his side took on Liverpool in a Europa League match.

However, his match was cut short after he suffered a dislocated collarbone, which is likely to keep him out of action for a couple more weeks.

“He is eager to move and he finds Tottenham and Liverpool both very interesting opportunities,” Laros added.

“In the game against Liverpool he got injured, and he is still a couple of weeks off being fully fit, but everything has gone well. But as I said, I have not had an offer from either club, so we are waiting.”

Roy Hodgson is a fan of the 21-year-old and is currently looking for someone to partner Fernando Torres, although the decision could be taken out of his hands if Damian Comolli is given control of incoming transfers as reported.

Spurs are also interested in the player but newspapers have suggested they are close to agreeing a £17 million deal to bring Luis Suarez to White Hart Lane, leaving Liverpool with little competition.

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