Agger back on Barca shortlist

Barcelona have again turned their attention to Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, according to claims from Spain.

Sport says that Barca are attracted by the Denmark international’s experience, aerial strength, composure on the ball and that he is left-footed.

Barca have had scouts in England monitoring Agger, who they tried to sign last summer. With Carles Puyol leaving Camp Nou in the summer, it is felt Agger is more of a priority this year.

Agger was a target of Tito Vilanova after it was made clear that Paris Saint-Germain wouldn’t sell Thiago Silva, but Liverpool turned down Barca’s €17m offer.

When Vilanova stepped down due to ill health and was replaced by Tata Martino, the search for a new centre-back ceased on the orders of the Coach.

Agger is under contract at Anfield until 2016 and hasn’t always been first-choice under Brendan Rodgers this season. He has made 19 appearances in the Premier League, including 15 starts, a result of injuries and the manager’s selection decisions.

The 29-year-old is on a three-defender shortlist, with Chelsea’s David Luiz and Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Bilbao.

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