The Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is rumoured to top Brendan Rodgers’ January wishlist. Here are 3 reasons why he would be worth the money and effort to sign.
1. Physical presence
Players with a huge physical presence don’t have the massive upper hand in Serie A or La Liga that they do in the Premier League, because the Premier League is a more rough and physical game. It’s not to say that they never do well, but if you look at the likes of Patrick Vieira, who is one of the Premier League’s all time great midfielders, struggled in Serie A with spells at AC Milan, Juventus and Inter. Though it is not always the case, the likes of Sulley Muntari have been a hit in both countries, and there is no reason why Agyemang-Badu would not be either. At Udinese, he has become renowned for his pace and strength, and also his ability to break up attacks and launch counters. While he could do that at Liverpool, his physical prowess would also help him become a Premier League hit.