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Martin Skrtel offered lucrative move to Galatasaray

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Liverpool defensive rock Martin Skrtel could be set to leave Anfield, as Turkish giants Galatasaray are ready to splash the cash to land the Slovakian, according to the Express.

The centre back has two years left on his deal at Anfield, having been at the Merseyside club since 2008, becoming a key part of Brendan Rogers' defence. 

Attractive Prospect?

Skrtel would be offered a very lucrative deal with Galatasaray, having been reportedly told that he would be earning at least £100,000 if he was to make the switch. 

He would also be linking up with great players, such as Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba, as the Istanbul based side look to go one better than last season and reclaim the Turkish Süper Lig title. 

They have also qualified for the Champions League, so he could meet his current employers Liverpool in the group stage of the tournament, if the lure proves too much. 

The money may not be too bigger concern though, as at 29, he isn't yet at the stage of one last lucrative contract, meaning that a move may be more of a proposition when his current deal is up. 

Unlikely

Whilst Galatasaray are certainly interested in the talented centre back, the big stumbling block for them would be the transfer fee. Money wouldn't be a problem for the side, but Liverpool's valuation may be above what the side are willing to pay. 

This is especially likely as the Slovakian was the stand out defender for Liverpool last season, with Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho having mixed seasons, with their defence ultimately costing them the league title. 

Rogers would be looking to keep and strengthen that area of his team and not weaken it. 

The transfer therefore could be one that drags on, as Liverpool should do anything they can to avoid losing the big Slovakian. 

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