Football

SkyBet suspend betting on Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool

Published 21 Comments

Football News
24/7

Liverpool are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Manchester United target Nathaniel Clyne after bookmakers SkyBet suspended betting on the Southampton defender moving to Anfield in the forthcoming transfer window.

That's according to Sky Sports, who suggest the England international will be formally announced as a Reds player in the next few days following the successful completion of a Merseyside medical.

Clyne has been heavily linked with a move away from St Mary's for a number of months after entering the final 12 months of his Saints contract.

The 24-year-old has consistently stalled over penning an extension with the Hampshire-based club, and when Ronald Koeman secured the services of fellow right-back Cedric Soares from Sporting Lisbon earlier this month, rumours gathered pace that the Crystal Palace academy graduate would be leaving the south coast.

Like Southampton, Brendan Rodgers has acted quickly in an attempt to get his business done early this summer, having already signed James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan on Bosman free transfers.

Article continues below

The Liverpool boss has also snapped up the signature of highly-rated Charlton Athletic youngster Joe Gomez, as well as Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim, and he's now pressing ahead with another defensive acquisition in the form of Clyne.

After Saints rejected the Premier League giants' initial offer of £10 million it's believed the Reds have now returned with an improved bid that is closer to the club's asking price, prompting access to the player and his representative to thrash out terms of his contract.

Of course, Clyne is not the first Southampton player to swap St Mary's for Anfield after former captain Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren all departed last summer, soon after Mauricio Pochettino's defection to Tottenham Hotspur.

Thankfully for Saints fans it seems that the club is much better prepared for the flying full-back's imminent exit having already recruited his replacement, a fully fledged international with Portugal that already has experience of playing European football in both the Champions League and Europa League.

Liverpool fans: Do you think Nathaniel Clyne will be a decent signing for Brendan Rodgers? How will he fare at Anfield compared to all the other old Southampton players who penned deals last summer? Have your say below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Premier League
Manchester United
Liverpool
Southampton
Nathanial Clyne

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again