Sahin Signing Made Official

A day after it became common knowledge that Turkish-German midfielder Nuri Sahin was heading to Liverpool on loan for the 2012-13 season, with manager Brendan Rodgers and others at the club openly talking about his impending arrival, late on Saturday night the club made it official: Sahin has signed from Madrid, he's coming for the year, and there is no option for Liverpool to buy the player next summer.

In order to secure his transfer ahead of Arsenal, Liverpool had to accept a loan deal without a purchase option while committing to pay a larger share of his wages for the coming year, as just over £4M will be sent to Madrid to offset roughly two-thirds of his £120k weekly salary1. And as a result, for the first time in a long time, Liverpool appears to have both qua...

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