Liverpool have announced that they've agreed a deal to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner.
Via Twitter, the Reds have confirmed that the England international is set to complete a move to Anfield, subject to a medical.
Milner, of course, is set to run out of his current deal at the Etihad at the end of this season, so looks set to join the Merseyside outfit on a free ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
The 29-year-old, who has previously starred at the likes of Leeds United, Newcastle United and Aston Villa, has been in and out of the City team over the course of the last 12-months, so it now appears that he's on the lookout for regular first-team football under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.
The future of Milner has been the subject of much debate in recent time, with Liverpool's Premier League rivals Arsenal having been credited with interest in the player, while City seemingly wanted to keep hold of the versatile midfielder.
Liverpool win the race
It's Liverpool, though, who have now won the race for the midfielder, despite the fact that they won't be participating in next season's Champions League competition.
The Reds, of course, will enter the next campaign without talisman Steven Gerrard, who is set to leave the club behind for LA Galaxy, with it looking likely that Milner will play a role for the club in the middle of the park.
And, there's no doubt about it, Liverpool fans should be excited by the imminent arrival of Milner, as the club go about improving ahead of the new campaign. At the end of the day, after last season's torrid term, the club are in need of stability and experience, and Milner most certainly will bring that to the side.
If he's handed a role in the centre of midfield, then there's no reason why he can't excel alongside the likes of Jordan Henderson and Co., as he roams round the Anfield turf. As well as possessing a great deal of energy, the ex-Villa man will also add quality to the side, as he's a threat in terms of both assists and goals.
Last summer's transfer dealings didn't go too well on Merseyside, but this signing is a fine way to start, but more is needed if the club are serious about reclaiming their place amongst Europe's elite clubs. Liverpool's busy summer is well and truly underway.
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