Luis Alberto move to Liverpool “given green light”

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Spanish striker Luis Alberto, according to a report in the Liverpool Daily Post today.

Should Brendan Rodgers sign the 20-year-old forward, he would become Liverpool’s third signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas.

The Reds have been linked with the highly rated Sevilla striker for some time, with Barcelona having recently turned down the opportunity to make a loan spell at their ‘B’ team permanent.

The Liverpool Daily Post reports:

And with the deadline now having expired, Liverpool are in pole position to sign the player, although they will baulk at the 9m euro (£7.7m) asking price Sevilla are reportedly seeking.

The highly rated Spain Under-21 star recently hinted at a move to Anfield, telling Spanish newspaper El Desmarque., “It would be foolish and deluded for me to say no to a club like Liverpool.”

Spanish journalist and Liverpoool fan Guillem Ballague recently confirmed the Reds were on the verge of signing Alberto.

He wrote, “Aside from Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto is the other Spanish player that is about to agree to join Liverpool.”

Alberto doesn’t play as an advanced striker, and could be seen as a replacement for Jonjo Shelvey withing the Reds’ attacking midfield, should the England Under-21 star leave Merseyside this summer.

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