Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo, better known in the World of football as Ricardo Quaresma seems to be the next Liverpool's transfer target.
According to the Turkish press, Liverpool is willing to spend around £7 million to gain the player's services for the upcoming season. The sports media also claim that Liverpool has already made an undisclosed bid to the Turkish side Besiktas.
Quaresma is experiencing some troubled times at Besiktas. He is training alone, apart from his team mates and he is in at “full-blown out war” with the club's board. The Portuguese winger has already express his desire to leave Turkey once and for all and Liverpool might be an interesting opportunity, where the flamboyant player may very well relaunch his career.
For those that don't know him very well, I can assure you that he is not a run-of-the-mill sort of player. In terms of technique and intelligence in the field, Quaresma is on another level, pretty different from the rest of the players. His speed is another dangerous weapon. Quaresma is very dangerous in both flanks and his quick moves and magic tricks can prove decisive during a match. His most known tricks are the trivela and the rabona. Amazing moves, which are only achieved by top players like him.
Despite all of his qualities, Quaresma has (as all great players, I might add) a “dark side”. Some accuse him of having a poor work rate and lack of concentration in the field, which sometimes harms his brilliancy. For me, Quaresma has an even greater problem: he is a blabbermouth. He is constantly arguing with the referee, with his team mates, with his manager...well with almost everyone in sight. And believe me, that is not a good thing. While at FC Porto, he collected several red cards due to his lack of discipline.
To sum things up, Quaresma is a top class player who is able to decide a match in a split second but he can also play for an entire match and go unnoticed. Nevertheless, I honestly believe that Liverpool would benefit a lot from buying the 28-year old artistic player.
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