By Chris Rowland.
We’re starting this week with some actual and some very nearly actual (a new category, I’m seeking the patent) transfer business. Andy Carroll’s been sold to West Ham, and another young prospect looks like he may well be heading our way:
Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Sevilla star Luis Alberto for a fee of £6.8m, according to reports in Spain. Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move for the 20-year-old for a number of days and the two clubs have now reached an agreement over the fee. According to Estadio Deportivo, Liverpool will pay £6.8m (€8m) up front, with up to £1.7m (€2m) in variables. It is thought that Alberto is keen on the move, and he is set to become their second signing of the summer after Kolo Toure, although moves for Iago Aspas and Simon Mignolet are rumoured to be close to completion. TalkSPORT June 17.
ESPN the next day reckoned there’s still some haggling over price to be done. However today The Echo, the BBC and the Daily Mail all report that “Liverpool have moved closer to completing another summer signing with Sevilla forward Luis Alberto scheduled to arrive on Merseyside on Friday for a medical ahead of a £6.8m move.”
This one sounds like it’s going to happen.
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