Liverpool to sign Moreno from Sevilla

The left-back will become Brendan Rodgers’s eighth summer signing after the Anfield outfit agreed a deal with the Primera Division side ahead of their Uefa Super Cup clash

By Paul Clennam

Liverpool have agreed a deal with Sevilla for Spain Under-21 left-back Alberto Moreno.

The Reds have been interested in Moreno throughout the summer, and had initially been frustrated by the Spanish club’s demands.

But as Goal reported on August 1, the Merseysiders went back to the negotiating table after the World Cup and were confident that they could finally strike a deal.

Moreno travelled with the Sevilla squad to Cardiff to face Champions League winners Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday but was omitted from the matchday squad late on after the two clubs agreed a fee.

Sevilla president Jose Castro admitted to continued discussions with Liverpool on Monday, and the 22-year-old will now become Liverpool’s eighth summer signing.

Moreno’s arrival would push Liverpool’s summer spending past the €125m mark following the €88m sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

Southamption trio Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert have all moved to Merseyside, while Emre Can joined from Bayer Leverkusen and Lazar Markovic has been recruited from Benfica.

Brendan Rogders has also signed Divock Origi from Lille, but the Belgium striker will return to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on loan for the 2014-15 campaign, while right-back Javier Manquillo joined on a two-season loan last week.

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