Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to respond to speculation that Liverpool have their eye on a central midfielder hailed in Spain as the “new Xavi”.
Sergi Roberto, 21, has reportedly got a €20million release clause in his contract with Barcelona and is struggling to find a way into the first team under Gerardo Martino this season.
A report from talkSPORT suggests Brendan Rodgers may try to take the youngster on loan for the rest of the season come January.
Roberto has made 6 La Liga appearances for the Catalan giants, whilst he has played 106 times for Barcelona’s B team.
Here’s a few reactions from Reds fans when they heard Roberto was linked with a move to Anfield this week. As you can see, there’s a fair amount of doubt and cynicism amongst Reds voices!
Liverpool should look into players from top clubs that are struggling for game time. Eg. Shaqiri, sergi roberto, casemiero. #LFC
— LFC (@PCou10) November 6, 2013
— Michael “Night Train” Alvarenga (@AlvarengaRules) November 6, 2013
Can't believe that either Spurs, or #LFC would be stupid enough to actually want Sergi Roberto. Not what either team needs. Agent talk, IMO.
— Kevin (@emptyMINDZ) November 5, 2013
I wouldn't take the whole Sergi Roberto to LFC rumour seriously. Think he'll eventually be used more frequently at Barcelona next year.
— U (@UKILFC) November 5, 2013
£20m for Sergi Roberto? Nah, you're alright. #lfc
— Mujtaba (@mjzvi) November 5, 2013
— Adam Cain (@cainy_suarez) November 5, 2013
— Hugo (@Hugo_Relva) November 5, 2013
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