Anfield side set to land Spanish Under 21 international.
Liverpool have agreed a £6.8m deal to sign Sevilla striker Luis Alberto according to the Daily Mail.
This source claims that the move to bring in the young forward could be a tacit admission that Liverpool are likely to sell want-away star Luis Suarez and that Alberto is indeed the ‘New Luis Suarez’, which is perhaps a little churlish given the lack of top level experience the 20 year old has to his name, a grand total of seven La Liga appearances.
Alberto is clearly a player with a bright future and the Spanish Under 21 international impressed during a spell at Barcelona’s ‘B’ side, where he netted 11 goals last term.
Sevilla are in need of funds to balance the books so probably didn’t want to sell a player as talented as Luis Alberto but their loss could certainly be Liverpool’s gain.
Brendan Rodgers is looking to strengthen his attack regardless of Suarez’s long term future at Anfield, not least because the Uruguayan will be suspended for the first six games of the new season and Daniel Sturridge may not have recovered from the ankle injury he sustained whilst on international duty.
Rodgers will hope to have Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas in place in the coming days with a deal agreed with the La Liga side in principal.