Liverpool are looking to cancel Javier Manquillo's two-year deal with the club and send him back to Atletico Madrid this summer.
This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim that the Merseyside outfit are ready to scrap the player's contract with the club despite the full-back having one year remaining on his current deal.
Manquillo, of course, endured a tricky debut campaign on English soil after he failed to hold down a permanent place in the Reds' starting XI despite the club picking up numerous injuries throughout the course of the season.
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At 21-years of age, the youngster would have no doubt hoped to continue his development on Merseyside, but things have turned sour in recent time.
And, with the Reds having splashed the cash on England international Nathaniel Clyne, it's extremely unlikely that the player will be handed a key role next season, especially as the club won't be participating in European competition.
As well as Clyne, Liverpool have Joe Gomez, who can operate at right-back, while Andre Wisdom may well be handed a role next season after spending the last campaign out on loan at West Brom.
The report goes on to reveal that Benfica were previously interested in the services of Manquillo, who now faces an uncertain long term future in the game. It's far from certain as to whether Diego Simeone and Co. at Atletico Madrid would be willing to hand him a chance in La Liga anytime soon.
Clyne will be fine
There's no doubt about it, the signing of Clyne from Southampton will prove an excellent one for Brendan Rodgers at Anfield. Ultimately, he has been a consistent performer in England's elite division over the last couple of seasons and will no doubt have a key role to play for the club for the foreseeable future.
Strong in both attack and defence, the full-back will provide great width for the Merseyside outfit and should hit the ground running almost immediately.
Ultimately, though, there doesn't really appear to be any room for Manquillo, so it's not entirely surprising that he looks set to move on. It just hasn't really worked out for him.
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