This offers, according to widespread reports, has been accepted.
“Liverpool upped their original offer of £9million for Clyne, 24, to £10.5m with a further £2m paid depending on his progress.
“Southampton accepted that deal having already purchased Clyne’s replacement, Cedric Soares, from Sporting Lisbon last week for an initial £3.5m.”
The Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce relayed this news:
Nathaniel Clyne set to sign a five-year contract at Anfield. Medical likely to be next week when he has returned from holiday. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) June 25, 2015
£12.5 million would represent a reasonable compromise between the Reds’ initial bid and Southampton‘s previously steadfast valuation of £15 million.
For a 24-year-old, top-level right-back, this is great value, despite Clyne entering the final year of his contract with Southampton.
Clyne is set to replace the outgoing Glen Johnson, and could take the No. 2 shirt.
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