Having already agreed deals for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure and Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas, Liverpool may as well be close to sealing their third deal. The player in discussion is Sevilla youngster Luis Alberto. The player’s agent himself claimed that Liverpool are very interested.
The Reds have reportedly offered 6 million euros to hire the services of Spanish international who played his last season on loan for Barcelona B side and was quite impressive. However, Sevilla want at least 9 million for their 20 year old forward.
Luis Alberto’s agent claimed:
“Reports about Liverpool’s interest are true, they are very interested.”
“The important thing is that there is willingness on the part of Liverpool and Sevilla to understand.”
“If there is a good deal, we will reach an agreement. Sevilla is aware of the intentions of Liverpool”
If Rodgers do really want Luis Alberto at Liverpool, then expect the reds to pay the required amount and sign him. For now, the merseysiders are perhaps favorites for being the only one interested in luring the player and must act swiftly before other suitors turn up as well.
Liverpool already have a host of attacking players and the youngsters like Sterling and Suso should be given the chance next season as the talent is inevitable. However, Rodgers is likely to add Luis Alberto amongst the youth as well but will he start, only time will tell.
For now, the two clubs are in negotiations. Whether or not Luis Alberto will be a Liverpool player come next season. We shall have the answer soon.
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