Liverpool FC have received a work permit for Czech Republic striker Milan Baros after his €5m move from FC Banik Ostrava in July.
Liverpool FC have finally received a work permit for Czech Republic striker Milan Baros after his €5m move from FC Banik Ostrava in July.
Liverpool’s initial application for a work permit was rejected because Baros had not played in 75 per cent of his country's international matches in the previous two years, but after an appeal, the player has been permitted to play in the FA Premiership.
"It's absolutely fantastic news and now we are looking forward to getting Milan over here,” caretaker Liverpool manager Phil Thompson told the official Liverpool website. ”We will do that as quickly as possible because we want to assess his fitness and see if he is ready to play.
"He is a very talented young boy and he will be a great asset to this club for many years. He has pace, skill and plenty of goalscoring ability.”
Baros will now be brought to Anfield and may take part in Liverpool’s busy Christmas programme. "We needed to bring in an extra striker and we are very pleased to have won our appeal,” said Thompson. “The panel obviously agreed with us that he is very much a player for the future.”
Baros will join his international team-mates Patrik Berger and Vladimír Šmicer at Anfield stadium. "I am sure he will be extremely happy with today's news,” added Thompson. “He already has two friends at the club - Vladi and Patrik - and that should help him settle quickly." Liverpool play their next two UEFA Champions League games against Galatasaray SK in February.