EXCLUSIVE: Bellamy set for Liverpool return
Published 16:21 31/08/11 By Alan Nixon
Craig Bellamy is making a sentimental journey back to Liverpool - after picking Kenny Dalglish and the Kop over SIX other sides.
The Welsh wizard was on his way back to Anfield this afternoon after being cleared to leave Manchester City where his £90,000-a-week contract will be cancelled.
Bellamy - dubbed the Nutter with the Putter after off-the-field trouble in his last stay - has taken on the challenge of helping Dalglish chase glory on Merseyside.
The far-travelled forward left the Wales squad to tidy up the move and sign a contract that may take him to retirement. But he also thought over the chance to go to a handful of other destinations.
QPR and Stoke made late moves for football's most wanted free agent after he said his farewells at City where his relationship with Roberto Mancini had turned sour.
But Everton, Sunderland, Bolton and Celtic were also keen on signing the Welshman.
Bellamy has been looking to leave since returning from a loan exile at Cardiff City and the Manchester club tried to find ways of shifting him out and off the payroll.
All parties left it late but the trigger was Liverpool's sale of David N'Gog to Bolton to give them a vacancy in their squad that Bellamy is grateful to accept.