Liverpool have had a bid for Spanish forward Luis Alberto accepted by Sevilla, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish newspaper Marca reports this afternoon (Wednesday) that Alberto will begin the final stages of completing his move to Anfield today after Sevilla agreed an improved offer from the Reds.
The report also suggests Alberto is already on his way to Merseyside.
Liverpool had initially had a bid turned down this week but Marca report that a lucrative deal of around €7.5million plus variable add-ons as Alberto’s career progresses as well as a percentage of any sell-on fees the Reds get for the 20-year-old has convinced Sevilla.
Sevilla are also on the verge of selling Antonio Luna to Aston Villa for around €1.9million. Both Luna and Alberto are homegrown talents of the Southern Spanish club.
Alberto spent last season on-loan to Barcelona B in Spain’s second-tier of football, but the Catalan side rejected the opportunity to make the move permanent, allowing Liverpool to make a move for this hot prospect.
Alberto is a product of La Liga side Sevilla, but spent last season on loan to Barcelona ‘B’. The Catalan side had the option to make the move permanent but decided against it – reportedly as Barca have a lot of players in a similar position already. Alberto scored 11 goals and 17 assists in 35 appearances last season.
Alberto is described as being a similar player to Philippe Coutinho, playing mostly as an attacking midfielder.
Alebrto is just one of a number of players being heavily linked with a move to Merseyside this summer.
It is an exciting week for Brendan Rodgers’ side, with several more signings possible by the end of the week to add to the acquisitions of Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas this summer.
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