Owen goes transfer crazy
Over recent days, Michael Owen has been busy beefing up his Liverpool squad for the upcoming season.
Keeper Pepe Reina has left Liverpool for Arsenal for what is apparently a "huge
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is known to be a long time fan of the Spaniard, and a revived move for the 29-year old has been successful. Reina won the Golden Glove all of his first three seasons at the Merseyside club, but he has made a series of errors over the seasons.
His replacement, is France #2 Steve Mandanda
, who cost Liverpool £11.25m
Mandanda joins compatriot Hugo LLoris in leaving France for England this summer. Liverpool fans may take time to warm up to Mandanda, as he is a Manchester United fan. Hopefully for him, his performances will convince them that he is worthy to be at Anfield.
Owen's shopping in France is not over, as midfielder Younes Belhanda
was bought from Montpellier for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be in the region of £14.5m
Belhanda was one of Montpellier's key players last season, alongside Mapou Yanga Mbiwa and Olivier Giroud - who joined Arsenal earlier in the summer.
Michael Owen has also done some wheeling and dealing, with two players signing a season-long loan deal.
, who spent last season at loan at Swansea, will be a Reds player this season, having joined from Spurs
on loan. Out of favour PSG striker Kevin Gameiro
has been shipped off on loan to Liverpool. The French international who joined the Parisian giants only last year, was told he could leave after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi joined the club.
Scottish goalie Craig Gordon
will join as backup to Mandanda, replacing Brazilian Doni
, who has left to Udinese