13 August 2014 00:04
Liverpool have confirmed a deal has been agreed in principle to bring left-back Alberto Moreno to the club from Sevilla.
The Spain international has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield, although Sevilla insisted as recently as Monday that a transfer would only go through if their valuation was met.
Moreno was subsequently omitted from Sevilla’s starting line-up for Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid in Cardiff and cut an emotional figure when joining his team-mates on the pitch after the match, suggesting an exit from the Liga club was imminent.
Liverpool duly released a statement on Tuesday, revealing Moreno is set to become the latest close-season addition to Brendan Rodgers’ squad.
It read: “Liverpool can confirm they have reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Spain international full-back Alberto Moreno.
“The Reds will proceed with the formalities of finalising the deal for the 22-year-old over the coming days and will make no further announcement until it is complete.”
Rodgers has been busy in the transfer market since Liverpool finished second to Manchester City in the Premier League last term.
Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren have all arrived from Southampton, while the Merseyside club have also brought in Lazar Markovic, Emre Can, Javier Manquillo and Divock Origi, with the latter rejoining Lille on loan for the 2014-15 campaign.
Moreno boasts three caps for Spain and made 44 appearances in all competitions for Sevilla last term as the club finished fifth in La Liga and triumphed in the UEFA Europa League.