Liverpool plot bargain £5m swoop for Barcelona striker

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Liverpool are plotting a move for Barcelona's Bojan Krkic and believe they could sign him for a bargain £5 million price, according to The Daily Mirror.

The aforementioned source reports that Reds scouts have watched the 23-year-old striker in action in recent weeks and will make their move this summer if they can get him for that seemingly low fee.

Bojan, who has represented Spain and Catalonia at international level, was previously seen as one of the most promising and highly-rated young attackers in Europe but his career appears to have faltered somewhat over the last few seasons.

Having initially been sold to Serie A outfit AS Roma during the summer of 2011, he was loaned to AC Milan for the entirety of the 2012/13 campaign before Barcelona exercised a buy-back option to bring Bojan back to the Nou Camp last year.

He was evidently deemed surplus to requirements in the short-term by Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino, however, with Bojan sent to Eredivisie giants Ajax for a one year-loan spell back in July 2013.

He has hardly proved himself in front of goal at the Amsterdam ArenA either, with two goals in 15 domestic appearances hardly significant of a man in any sort of real form.

Liverpool's apparent interest in Bojan could prove somewhat confusing to fans of the Merseyside club.

While manager Brendan Rodgers will surely be seeking to bolster his squad for a potential return to the Champions League next season, he currently appears to be well-stocked for attacking talent with the likes of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling proving their worth during a successful season at Anfield.

Indeed, if Rodgers is looking to invest funds in new signings during the summer, it could certainly be argued that defensive reinforcements should be at the very top of his agenda given Liverpool's well-documented struggles in that area.

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