Man City transfer target Daniel Agger: I want to stay at Liverpool
Liverpool's Daniel Agger says he "can't imagine" playing for another English club amid interest from Manchester City
Daniel Agger has insisted he wants to stay at Liverpool despite persisting rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.
The 27-year-old Denmark international has two years remaining on his current contract at Anfield and City are understood to have already had an offer in the region of £10m turned down, although reports suggest the Reds may be willing to sell the centre-half.
“I’d rather stay,” Agger told politiken.dk. “I can’t imagine playing for any other club in England but you never know if the club think it’s better to sell.
“I’d rather stay but that decision is not up to me at the moment. Liverpool can do a deal even though I have two years on my contract, but I haven’t changed my mind on the subject.
“Sometimes you can end up in a position where it’s not your decision. I don’t want to be somewhere I am not wanted but I would prefer if they want me to stay. That is my priority.”
Rodgers last week hinted that Liverpool would consider offers for Agger but ideally would want to keep the Danish defender on Merseyside.
“Every player has a price,” Rodgers said. “But no manager wants to lose his best players.”
“Top centre-halves are at a premium. “Take Thiago Silva, he left AC Milan to go to Paris St Germain for £40m. So it has to be a big valuation.
“Daniel is one of the leading players in European football at centre-half. Is he a player I want to lose? No he’s not. But like any club, if an offer comes in that is in the best interests of the club, of course you have to look at it.”
Agger has scored nine goals in 167 appearances for Liverpool since completing a £6m move from Brondby to the Merseyside outfit in 2006.
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