Turkish club Fenerbahce have confirmed that Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has completed his medical ahead of his move to the club. The Slovakia international, who had been at the Anfield for more than eight years, passed the medical this Wednesday morning.

The 31-year-old centre-half has made 320 appearances for Liverpool in the eight seasons that he played since his switch from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008 January. But surprisingly the defender featured in just 27 times for the Reds in 63 games last season.

Skrtel played all the four matches for Slovakia in the European Championships 2016, which also includes playing England, resulting a goalless draw in the group stage, but his country lost to Germany in the second round.

Skrtel used to play for Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg and spent four years there, before signing for the Reds for £6m in 2008.

Kop boss Jurgen Klopp has already brought in Joel Matip on a free transfer from Schalke as a defensive reinforcement, which means Skrtel would surely be surplus to his requirements now.

The official confirmation of the move will be announced soon.

In an interview with Fenerbahce TV, Skrtel said: “I’ve known the Fenerbahce as a team and a club already. Also, I spoke with Miroslav Stoch and he told me beautiful things about the club and city.

“There were some offers from the other clubs but as I said before to a newspaper, the offer from the Fenerbahce was very straight from the beginning.”


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