Liverpool Set Sights On £11.2m Stylish Spanish International Assist-Making Machine

Anfield side target Real Betis midfielder.

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According to German source Liverpool are one of many sides said to be interested in Real Betis midfielder Benat.

The 25 year old Spaniard has been in inspired form over the past 18 months which has resulted in the playmaker being called up by Vicente del Bosque for national team duty in recent World Cup qualifiers.

Brendan Rodgers has apparently been monitoring the former Athletic Bilbao man who is valued at €14m (£11.2m) who is also reportedly being tracked by fellow Premier League sides Newcastle United and Arsenal.

The Basque born midfielder has helped Real Betis to an excellent start to the La Liga campaign, with Pepe Mel’s side sitting in fifth spot. Benat has already provided four assists this season and is a stylish performer who Rodgers may see as a long term proposition he could have to consider if he fails to lure Real Madrid star Nuri Sahin into signing a permanent deal with the Merseyside club.

Rodgers may feel his side could do with some more creativity and may see Benat as a player who can ably link midfield and attack.

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