Liverpool’s summer spending spree is set to continue as reports from English tabloid The Times claim that the Reds are hoping to complete deal for Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno and Atletico Madrid’s Javier Manquillo in the coming days.
The report claims that Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has travelled to Spain to complete the transfer as the Anfield outfit continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2014-15 season.
Earlier talks between Liverpool and Sevilla had stalled after the Spanish club weren’t willing to let go Moreno below their asking price of £20m. The Merseyside giants aren’t willing to meet the evaluation but have indicated that they will pay upto £16m for the Spaniard. Moreover Ayre’s trip to Spain certainly indicates that a breakthrough has been made in the past few days.
John Flanagan had drafted in superbly in the left back slot last season thanks to Jose Enrique’s long term injury but it is believed that manager Brendan Rodgers is desperate to find a permanent solution.
Moreover, the Reds are also expected to complete the loan deal of Atletico Madrid right back Javier Manquillo with the option of signing him for a fee in the region of £5m once the period comes to a close.
Rodgers had yesterday claimed that he expects a few more players to join the club till the time the transfer window gets shut. “We still have some positions that we want to fill within the squad, so by the end of August we’ll have a strong squad to go forward with. We still have some business to do.”
“We’ve brought in specific players for specific roles, players who have the profile of how we work”