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Blackpool Complete Cheap Deal For Liverpool Youngster

Anfield starlet will play at Bloomfield Road this season.

Blackpool have signed Liverpool midfielder Gerardo Bruna on a permanent deal believed to be around £750,000.

The 20-year-old, who moved to Anfield from Real Madrid in the summer of 2007, was a regular in the reserves but never made a first-team appearance.

The Argentinian has been deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield following the acquisitions of Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam this summer.

Bruna will link up immediately with his new team-mates for pre-season after agreeing a three-year deal with the Championship side.

“Liverpool have completed the permanent transfer of Gerardo Bruna to Championship side Blackpool,” said a statement on the Reds’ website.

Meanwhile, Liverpool assistant coach, Steve Clarke, has backed midfielder Joe Cole to rediscover his form and prove himself a success on Merseyside.

Clarke, who worked with Cole during his time at Chelsea, has been impressed at how he has performed in pre-season and believes he still has a lot to offer

“At the end of last season he was not getting in the team because the team was playing well,” said Clarke.

“But he has gone away, trained hard and had a good summer.

“Joe Cole is a top international player and he has a big contribution to make to the future.

“He is the same Joe Cole I coached at Chelsea, just a couple of years older and a little bit wiser.

“He knows the position he is in. It has been difficult for him because he has not been involved but when he gets the chance it is up to him to take it.”

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