Liverpool plot sensational summer swoop for Eredivisie striker

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FC Utrecht star striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is a summer transfer target for Liverpool according to the player’s representative.

The 22-year-old Eredivisie hitman has been linked with a move to Anfield in the past.

But a summer switch looked increasingly unlikely after the Reds boosted their attacking options with the January additions of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll for a combined figure in excess of £50million.

"There is nothing in place yet regarding a transfer for Ricky - at this moment there is no update.

"He has returned to action and has scored a couple of times, and is coming back well from injury," Wolfswinkel’s agent Louis Laros told


"We are still working towards a move this summer but I have nothing finalised yet."

Van Wolfswinkel was recently capped at full international level having been a regular starter for the Dutch under-21 side, and is widely regarded as one of Europe’s hottest young talents.

He has been closely watched by a number of the continent's top clubs since making his debut for Vitesse Arnhem in 2008, and has since established himself as Utrecht’s leading front man scoring 17 goals in his last 24 appearances in all competitions.

Liverpool’s Director of Football Strategy Damien Comolli has highlighted the Dutchman as a great prospect for the future, and has given the green light for Reds manager Kenny Dalglish to pursue his next strike target when the transfer window reopens in June, and so Liverpool will look to bring Wolfswinkel to Anfield in the summer.

"If there was the possibility of the Premier League Ricky would love it. But obviously we must respect the club and what they want to do in the summer.

"Ricky is still young and he wants to better himself, so if a club offers him a deal he will look at it.

"But it depends on the club, the manager, and the ambitions of the club," Laros concluded.

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