Alberto Next Out The Door?

Liverpool’s Spanish attacker Luis Alberto has attracted attention from a number of Championship sides including QPR, Wolves and Aston Villa. It’s rumoured that Liverpool are willing to Reds accept a package offer of £6 million for the 23-year-old, who has been told by manager Jürgen Klopp that he is surplus to requirements at Anfield. 

Sevilla seemed to be in pole position to sign the young Spaniard earlier on in the summer but the Spanish side have moved on from their pursuit of the Liverpool midfielder. Sevilla already have made a £2 million offer for the player that they sold to Liverpool in the summer of 2013 but that offer was swiftly rejected by Liverpool. Sevilla have instead focused on other targets, securing Paulo Henrique Ganso, Franco Vazquez, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Joaquin Correa and a loan deal for Matias Kranevitter to fortify their midfield. 

Alberto was sent on loan last season to Deportivo La Coruna where he put in a number of brilliant performances and it was rumoured that Alberto would sign for them on a permanent basis. Alberto scored 6 goals, had 8 assists in his 31 appearances in La Liga last season. During his time at Liverpool, Alberto made 12 appearances for the Mersyside club, scoring no goals. 

Liverpool initially wanted a minimum of £7m for Alberto, but are willing to accept a package offer of £6m, inclusive of extras. In my opinion Alberto leaving Liverpool would be a crazy move because he has fantastic potential. While the attacking options at Liverpool are as good as they’ve ever been, training regularly with the likes of Sadio Mané and Phillipe Coutinho on a daily basis could only improve Alberto. He has the ability to pick a pass and as he showed last season has an eye for goal. He is a player for me very much in the mould of Xabi Alonso. If Alberto does leave Liverpool who ever he signs for is gaining a fantastic player with bags of potential. 

Written by @TheMoanyOne

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