New Napoli boss Rafa Benitez planning raid on former club Liverpool
Rafa Benitez is planning a Liverpool reunion by bringing Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and Lucas Leiva to new club Napoli.
The Spaniard also wants to sign Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano, another of his former Reds charges, according to Italian newspaper Il Mattino.
The reports suggest that all four of his former players appear on a wishlist Benitez had given to sporting director Riccardo Bigon to inform the club’s transfer policy this summer.
Skrtel, for one, is known to be prepared to move this summer.
Earlier this week, he said: “I have not had any specific offers but if some should come and they interest me, I would probably consider it seriously.”
Benitez has signed a two-year deal in Naples and has been promised backing to bring in his own players.
It will be interesting to see how a raid on the spine of the current Liverpool team would be affect his hero status on Merseyside.