Recreativo move for Pongolle
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Recreativo de Huelva have signed Florent Sinama-Pongolle on a one-year loan deal.
Florent Sinama-Pongolle has signed a one-year loan deal with Recreativo de Huelva.
The 21-year-old has struggled to convince Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez of his ability since the Spaniard took over from Gerard Houllier at Anfield.
He became a peripheral figure last season and was loaned out to Blackburn for the tail end of the campaign.
Sinama-Pongolle had been strongly linked with a move to Osasuna this summer, while Lyon were also reported to be interested, but he has instead opted for newly-promoted Liga side Recreativo.
The forward will spend the entire season at the Estadio Nuevo Colombino but the terms of the agreement contain no option of a permanent deal, meaning he will return to Liverpool next summer.
Liverpool midfielder Salif Diao has also been tipped to seal a move to Recreativo before the transfer window shuts.
The Senegal international is well down the pecking order at Anfield and is expected to be loaned out to keep him playing more regularly.
Benitez is also reportedly weighing up what to do to do with defender Jan Kromkamp, with PSV Eindhoven in the running to snap him up.