Liverpool have agreed a £12m fee with Sevilla for left-back Alberto Moreno. The 22-year-old Spain international was withdrawn from Tuesday’s Uefa Super Cup match against Real Madrid and is expected on Merseyside for a medical later in the week.
Moreno will become Liverpool’s eighth signing this summer,joining Southampton trio Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, Benfica’s Lazar Markovic and Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can, while right-back Javier Manquillo has joined on a two-season loan from Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish left back will battle fellow Spaniard Jose Enrique to become Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice on the left of defence. Enrique made just nine appearances at the start of last season before knee surgery in November put a premature end to his campaign, with Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan deputising in the left-back position.
As a result of the signing, Liverpool have agreed to sell Martin Kelly to Crystal Palace. The England international will have a medical with the Eagles in the next 24 hours after the clubs agreed an initial fee of £1.5m, rising to £2m.
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