Widespread reports have Aston Villa launching a late, £5M bid to acquire Rickie Lambert before the transfer windows shuts in a few hours. There’s little doubt that the interest is real and that the two clubs are talking, though it’s still far from certain any deal will get done.
Liverpool entered the day having no intentions to sell the 32-year-old striker, who returned to his boyhood club in a £3.5M deal last summer, but Villa’s late bid was high enough to pique their interest. The downside is that, having had no plan to sell, Liverpool would now seem to have no plan in place to replace Lambert.
For some, with Daniel Sturridge back from injury, that won’t matter. For others, if the club cannot bring in a replacement, then a bit of profit on the player after six months won’t be worth the risk. Right now, though, whether Lambert ends the day a Liverpool player looks at best a 50:50 proposition.
With that in mind, we want to know what you would do if you were in charge of the Liverpool transfer committee. Would you sell Lambert at £5M, would you only sell if a replacement could be brought in, or are you the sentimental sort who would hold on to him regardless?