Liverpool Set to Sign Barcelona Winger Cristian Tello

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Anfield side close to snapping up Nou Camp youngster.

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Liverpool are on the verge of sealing a deal to sign Barcelona winger Cristian Tello according to the Daily Star.

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The 22 year old Nou Camp starlet is set to join the Anfield side on a loan deal until the end of the current campaign and will provide Brendan Rodgers with an extra dimension to his attack as Liverpool push to secure a top four finish.

Tello has struggled to make an impact under boss Gerardo Martino, making just two La Liga starts this term, having seen the signing of Neymar and the resurgence of Alexis Sanchez limit the attacker’s involvement in the Barcelona first team set-up.

The inability of loaned in Chelsea man Victor Moses to make an impact and Iago Aspas’s poor displays have left Rodgers keen to strengthen his squad and the addition of Tello will offer a new option for the Northern Irish boss.

Tello has impressed over the previous two campaigns when handed more of a chance to impress under first Pep Guardiola and then Tito Vilanova, and the speedy wide-man has scored 16 goals for Barcelona.

Such a move could help beef up an attack that currently relies heavily on Luis Suarez, not least as Daniel Sturridge continues to be sidelined with injury.

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