So Javier Mascherano wants to leave Liverpool? I am sure there would be no complaints if Liverpool replaced their Argentine representative with Lionel Messi in the midfield.
If the dream takeover talks with Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillette continue to be open and amicable, billionaire Chinese businessman "Emperor" Kenny Huang, head of Hong Kong investment company QSL Sports Ltd., may bring the pockets at Anfield a boost that would even dwarf the wallets of Manchester City.
Huang has opened a bid to seize control and has outlined ambitious plans for Liverpool.
King Kenny? No, Liverpool already has one of those. A great one. This would be Emperor Kenny. If this takeover is completed, Huang has big plans for Liverpool with his state-backed investment fund. Huang offered to pay off Liverpool’s £237million debt to the Royal Bank of Scotland to set the foundation for the takeover.
With the transfer window winding down at month's end, Huang wants the deal done with haste. Huang has also informed Roy Hodgson that he would be given funds to attract the world’s best players to Anfield. Building up the squad with the world's elite would work wonders for the top stars, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.
The United Kingdom's Daily Mail reported that Hodgson could identify any player in the world and the new regime would check on availability and an asking price.
"It could be Lionel Messi and every effort would be made to sign him," said one source in the report in the Daily Mail .
Messi? Liverpool fans are getting anxious.
"This guy is deadly serious about taking over and wants it done this month so Roy can significantly improve the team and go into the season with a realistic chance of winning something."
Hicks and Gillette hold the keys to quite a beautiful piece of football machinery. If they are willing to part with her for Huang's asking price, a few more investments in parts should do her just fine.
Messi, perhaps Arjen Robben, Bastain Schweinsteiger, or Mesut Ö zil may find the new money worth a last minute move to Liverpool. That is, if Liverpool is sold in time. Hand the keys to Huang and watch him drive home some trophies back to Anfield.
Perhaps even Mascherano would be willing to stay a little longer in order to see the Red Empire that Huang could amass by month's end.