Unlike most rumours that have been sitting around for a couple days, this piece of news is piping hot from the oven, and it involves a certain Liverpool winger making a move away from the club for the upcoming season!
Sky Sports is reporting that Liverpool and Greek club, Olympiakos, have come to a loan agreement that will see winger Sebastian Leto leave the club this summer for some first team football.
The 21-year-old has revealed he has spoken to Olympiakos manager Ernesto Valverde and he admits he would be interested in a move to Greece.
“I spoke with the people of the club [Liverpool] and our decision is to leave the club and to play somewhere else on loan for one season,” Leto told Greek daily SportDay. “I have to play football next season. (Sky Sports)
While the move isn’t permanent, Rafa Benitez has made it clear that the winger is low on the pecking order for the upcoming season, and would benefit from going abroad to get off the bench. Also, Leto has run into some issues with his current Italian passport that have now put his stay at Liverpool in doubt.
The Argentine currently holds an Italian passport to enable him to win a work permit, but Italian authorities are thought to be carrying out an investigation on the validity of a number of citizenship decisions. (Sky Sports)
Whatever happens in the future, the loan move should give Leto some much needed experience abroad if he does indeed return to Liverpool next season. One can only hope he makes the most of the opportunity.