Liverpool have agreed a £6m deal with Lazio for winger Luis Alberto. The Reds will get a £4.3million up front with a further £1.7million to potentially follow in add-ons which would be triggered by European qualification.
Luis Alberto is speculated to leave Anfield this summer after failing to break into the team over the past few years. The 23-year old has been less effective with the Reds and Klopp is expected to offload him after his summer spending spree.
The Spaniard is considered as surplus to the Reds’ requirements as Jurgen Klopp have brought in as many as seven new players into the squad in the current transfer window.
The deal is stuck on Monday afternoon as the negotiations over the transfer is completed and the Reds will also bag a 30% sell-on clause.
Alberto has signed to Liverpool back in 2013 for a reported fee of £6.8m from Sevilla but has failed to make an impact at Anfield. The 23-year old has made 12 appearances in his debut season for the Reds. After failing to impress, he was sent on loan to Spain for two consecutive years as he played for Malaga and Deportivo respectively in the last two seasons.
Alberto has been linked with a move to Sevilla earlier in the summer but both the clubs have failed to reach a fee which stalled the transfer. The player have also attracted interest from the likes of Galatasaray and valencia.
Liverpool are able to recoup the most of £6.8m they paid for Sevilla from the deal with lazio coupled with the loan amounts they agreed earlier with both Malaga and Deportivo.