The Reds are reportedly considering bringing an end to Nuri Sahin’s loan spell with the club. The Turkish international joined Liverpool on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid but has failed to impress, making just seven appearances in the league and scoring one goal. Sahin was also not in the squad for the FA Cup third round victory over Mansfield last weekend which really says it all.
It is understood Liverpool will be able to cancel his loan this month but it is believed will only do so with the player’s and Real Madrid’s agreement.
It is rumoured that the 24-year-old might go on loan to Inter Milan or Borussia Dortmund who are both interested in securing the service of the player. Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc said recently the Bundesliga club,
“Of course we are following Nuri’s career – he’s one of our lads. We said to him back then (when he left), if Nuri says that he wants nothing other than to play in Dortmund, then we will deal with the issue. But it has got to be manageable, and nothing has changed in that regard.”
Sahin clearly has all the talent but seems to lack the hunger to fight for his place. Liverpool simply cannot afford to pay £70,000 a week for a player to have him sit on the bench. The Reds already have good depth in the midfield department with Steven Gerrard, Jonjo Shelvey, Lucas, Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen and frankly I don’t see a place for Sahin in the starting XI.
What does everyone think of Sahin and how he has performed in a Liverpool shirt this season?