When West Ham and West Brom keep repeatedly getting linked with a move for Anderlecht’s Lukasz Teodorczyk, it makes absolute sense.
The two clubs are in desperate need for another striker, and he is exactly the kind of player you would expect them to be looking at.
However, when his name is placed alongside those of Liverpool and Sunderland, this time by RTBF, it’s a bit more difficult to believe.
Let’s deal with the latter of the two to start with.
David Moyes’ side were officially relegated to the Championship over the weekend, meaning a move to the Stadium of Light for the Poland international is definitely off the cards.
Playing a huge part in his club’s successful Europa League campaign this season, we find it hard to see Teodorczyk downgrading to a second-tier club next season when other Premier League clubs remain interested.
Furthermore, valued at more than €15m, Teodorczyk is likely to be out of the Black Cats’ budget for next season, as the northern side need to add depth to their squad in preparation for a tough 46+ game campaign.
As for Liverpool, although the Poland international would be a more than adequate addition to Jürgen Klopp’s squad, a finish in the top four come the end of the season should, and probably will, see them aiming for more impressive targets.
Of course, Champions League football at Anfield next season is still far from a guarantee, but the win over Watford on Monday night was certainly a step in the right direction.
With a few weeks left to go, a lot of things could change between now and the end of the season, but Lukasz Teodorczyk signing for Liverpool isn’t one we expect to happen.