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Afellay exit rumours could spark Liverpool interest

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Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay is reportedly heading for a summer exit from the Nou Camp.

The Dutch international was courted by a number of clubs in the summer before switching to the Nou Camp in January, with Liverpool one of those pursuing the player before his Spanish switch.

A product of the PSV Eindhoven youth system, Afellay has struggled to earn a regular spot in the Barca first team with only a handful of cameo appearances to his name so far this term.

Now, reports in Spanish publication AS claim the player is one of six set for a summer exit from Pep Guardiola's squad, with president Sandro Rosell stating that the club must sell players if the manager wishes to reinvest in transfer targets.

Despite the change of manager at Anfield, Sport.co.uk claim Liverpool are still interested in Afellay, with Kenny Dalglish monitoring the situation playing out in Catalonia.


 

The Reds have been linked with a number of wide men in recent weeks, with Ashley Young, Jeffren Suarez and Valentin Stocker all speculatively linked with a Liverpool move.

Dalglish recently hinted at a number of player personel changes on Merseyside, with a left-back, central midfielder and winger thought to be the priority for the Liverpool boss.

Signed for €3 million, the Reds would be expected to pay significantly more for the player if they do reignite their interest in the 24-year-old.

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