Alberto, who scored 11 goals and created 17 more for his team-mates whilst on loan at Barcelona B last season, has already agreed terms on a four year deal, and will undergo a medical at Melwood today before completing his switch from the La Liga outfit.
A remarkably talented youngster, Alberto was first tracked by Liverpool during Rafa Benitez’s time in charge. Now, four years on from the Spaniard’s unceremonious removal, the Reds have sealed a deal to land the attacking midfielder for fee believed to be around £6.8m.
The player himself is excited by the move. After cutting his holiday short to return for his medical, Alberto told reporters:
”I am excited, I go to a club like Liverpool, a new culture, a new language, I have to adapt quickly. But I’m really looking forward to this great step.
“There are many Spaniards in England doing quite well. Seeing they are succeeding there, excites me.”
With the medical to be completed today, it seems likely that Luis Alberto will be officially unveiled this evening or tomorrow. He will become Brendan Rodgers’s third signing of the summer, after Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas.
He’s unlikely to be the last however, as the Reds look close to completing deals for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Tiago Ilori as well as having confirmed interest in a number of other targets.
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