Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno is set to join Liverpool after the clubs agreed on a transfer fee of £16million, according to Daily Mail.
Moreno has been one of the names at the top of Liverpool’s shortlist this summer and the Merseyside outfit even made an enquiry about the player’s availability as soon as the transfer window opened, but were put off by Sevilla’s asking price of £20million.
Liverpool were primarily ready to offer £14million for the Spaniard and after prolonged negotiations £16million was the fee agreed upon.
The 22-year-old will be given a five-year contract as manager Brendan Rodgers views the signing as a long term investment.
Moreno is a product of the Sevilla academy and came through the ranks to make a mark in the 2013-14 season, when he made his career best 43 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga outfit. He was also instrumental in Sevilla winning the UEFA Europa League and finishing fifth in La Liga in 2013-14 which prompted several heavyweight clubs across Europe to take notice and make a move for the talented youngster.
The Spaniard will be announced as a Liverpool player after the squad returns from their pre-season tour of the United States.
The Reds' transfer activity
The Reds have already spent close to £90million on Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi but Rodgers further hinted earlier this week that they still have some business to do in the transfer window.
Chief Executive Ian Ayre spent last week negotiating deals with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid to land Moreno and Javier Manquillo and has been successful in doing so, reports claim.