Niang admits Liverpool lure
Various reports suggest Liverpool are preparing to swoop for Fenerbahce attacker Mamadou Niang.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 28/01/11 3:56pm
Mamadou Niang admits he is flattered by links with Liverpool, amid strong speculation the Reds are preparing to swoop for the Fenerbahce attacker.
The 31-year-old Senegal international has been in fine form for Fener this season, scoring nine league goals in 15 matches, and various reports in Africa suggest Kenny Dalglish has made him a transfer target.
Niang, formerly of Troyes, Strasbourg and Marseille, says it would be a privilege to play for Liverpool but claims he is still bound to his current club.
"It is flattering to hear the interest of Liverpool, they are a fantastic club with a rich tradition, one of the most amazing clubs in the world," he said.
"We all know the anthem of the Kop, it would be fantastic, but I have a contract here and it depends a lot on the club here in Turkey.
"But it would be a great opportunity at my age to play for a very very big club."
Niang, who can play as either a striker, support striker or winger, moved to Fenerbahce for €8million (£6.9m) in August from Marseille.
Liverpool are trying to strengthen their squad for the second half of the campaign and have recently rejected a big-money offer from Chelsea for Fernando Torres.