Who Are Ya? Aly Cissokho (Liverpool)
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Name: Aly Cissokho
Signed from: Valencia
Fee: Season-long loan
Did you know?
A dentist pulled the plug on Cissokho’s big money move to AC Milan in 2009. An examination of the then Porto man’s gnashers suggested that he would be prone to muscles injuries in his legs, the Milan medical team reckoned.
What’s the deal?
Long-term target Cissokho has joined the Reds on a season-long loan to provide competition for Jose Enrique. The deal is thought to include an option to sign the left-back permanently.
Brendan Rodgers moved for the Valencia man after a move for Granada’s Guilherme Siqueira failed to materialise.
What do they say?
“Liverpool have made me an offer and it is true that I have reached an agreement with them… Liverpool prefer a loan deal with an option to buy, while Valencia want to sell straight away. If the transfer doesn’t take place, it’s not a problem either. I am feeling well at Valencia.”
“There’s nothing on the Cissokho story.”