Anfield full back heads for Florence.
Liverpool have agreed a fee to sell left-back Emiliano Insua to Italian club Fiorentina.
The Argentine defender has left Liverpool’s training camp in Switzerland and is travelling to Italy to discuss personal terms.
The 21-year-old arrived at Anfield in January 2007 from Boca Juniors and played 62 games, scoring just once.
New Reds boss Roy Hodgson may now look to recruit a left-back after Fabio Aurelio also left the club in June.
“A deal has been struck with Fiorentina, we wish him well for the rest of his career and thank him for his time spent at Liverpool,” Hodgson said.
“I am expecting him to join Fiorentina next week.” (BBC Sport)
So the deal has been done, much as we had reported it earlier in the week, and one wonders how hard Roy Hodgson tried to keep the young Argentine at the club. Emiliano Insua is a good prospect and would surely be a player the club would have wanted to keep given the lack of left back alternatives.
Of course the speculation will now turn to who the Merseyside club looks to sign to replace the 21 year old and again a lot will depend on how much cash the former Fulham boss is given to bring in additions to his Anfield squad.