Liverpool fans have spoken, and it’s clear they want winger Theo Walcott to be the next major addition at Anfield this summer.
With the transfer window in full swing, the Reds have been linked with a number of top players after adding the services of Welsh international Joe Allen last week.
Manager Brendan Rodgers doesn’t appear to have ended his business there either, with Walcott one of a handful of players the Northern Irishman is being linked with.
GiveMeFootball decided to ask supporters which player they wanted to sign next, listing a number of speculated targets as options, and over 20,000 fans came back with their response.
An emphatic 58% (11,907) chose England international Walcott as the man they want on Merseyside, with the 23-year-old yet to agree a new deal with Arsenal despite having just 12-months left on his contract.
Proven in the Premier League, the former Southampton starlet moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2006, and has been a regular in Arsene Wenger’s over the last few years. Signed for a revised £9.1 million, it’s unclear how much Walcott would cost in the current market.
Second in the minds of Liverpool fans is Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, who is thought to be surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium as manager Roberto Mancini continues to spend big money.
13% (2,718) of fans believe the former Middlesbrough starlet is the answer to their problems, and Johnson would certainly add some width and delivery for striker Andy Carroll.
Gaston Ramirez was close behind with 11% (2191) of votes, the Uruguayan international impressing over the last couple of years both in Serie ‘A’ and for La Celeste.
Speculation that the former Penarol starlet has completed an £18million move to the club appears premature however, and it would seem that not all fans want the move to happen.
American international Clint Dempsey comes next with 9% (1805) of the vote, whilst Real Madrid playmaker Nuri Sahin brings up the rear with just 7% (1414) of the vote.
After such an impressive campaign last season, Dempsey could have expected better support from the Liverpool fans, but it appears they aren’t interested in a move that could see Scottish international Charlie Adam move in the opposite direction.
Turkish international Sahin is being linked with a number of other top clubs in England, but interest in the player is small scale at Anfield, suggesting his future may lay elsewhere.
2% of voters chose ‘other’ as their next signing, suggesting that not everyone is happy with the targets currently on the table.
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