Thursday, 19th July, 2012
Liverpool centre back Martin Skrtel has admitted that there are offers on the table for him – but explained his future is in the Merseyside club’s hands.
Skrtel has been the subject of transfer chatter and the Slovakian defender is known to be rated highly by a number of clubs.
And there is substance to the talk, the stopper has admitted, with offers for his services already having been made.
“I’m a Liverpool player because I’ve got a contract there”, Skrtel told Slovak newspaper Dennik Sport.
“There are a number of offers, but without Liverpool’s permission these cannot move forward.
“We have had talks over a new contract but there has been no progress on this. At the moment I’m a Liverpool player, but you never know what’s going to happen in football.”
Skrtel joined a Liverpool side which had been in the Champions League final six months prior to his arrival in January 2008.
The Reds’ fortunes have since changed immeasurably, with a lack of Champions League football a fixture at Anfield.
Losing the former Zenit St. Petersburg defender would be a big blow to the club as they seek to return to Europe’s biggest stage.
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