Liverpool Told To Meet £6m Asking Price For Sporting Lisbon Winger

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Reds will have to meet valuation for Spanish attacker.

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Liverpool have been told they will have to pay £6million for Sporting Lisbon left-winger Diego Capel, according to the Daily Express.

The Reds are still planning on being active in the transfer market, after a successful summer so far of bringing in some exciting new additions to their squad, and see Capel as a good replacement for the recently-departed Stewart Downing.

Manager Brendan Rodgers wants a bit more depth in the wide positions, and has reportedly made Capel is top target after appearing to miss out on Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian to rivals Tottenham.

£6million could prove a bit steep though, as Capel is widely regarded to have failed to live up to the potential seen in him as a youngster during his days at former club Sevilla.

Like talented youngsters Sergio Ramos and Jesus Navas, Capel emerged from Sevilla’s youth academy at around the same time, but failed to find consistency with the club before moving to Portugal in 2011.

Liverpool were also linked with Capel’s Sporting team-mate Tiago Illori earlier in the summer, as Rodgers eyed up additions to his defence, though a move never materialised for the youngster.

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