LIVERPOOL are hoping to complete the signing of Luis Alberto in the next 48 hours, reports The Independent.
The Sevilla midfielder could be in the Premier League next season, if the Reds can agree a fee with the Spanish club.
The La Liga side want £6million for the attacking midfielder, who can also play as a centre-forward.
Alberto spent last season on loan at Barcelona B, with a pre-set fee in place should the Catalan side want to keep hold of Alberto. But Barca decided not to make Alberto’s move permanent, meaning that Liverpool can now try sign the 20-year-old. Alberto would be one of two La Liga players to join the Reds, after the club agreed to sign Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo.
Alberto has come through the Sevilla academy, and has shown great potential to become a top European talent, scoring 11 goals on his loan spell with Barcelona B. The youngster has had brief spells in Spain’s top flight, but Brendan Rodgers is ready to test Alberto in the Premier League.
The Northern Irish manager has freed some funds for Alberto after selling forward Andy Carroll to West Ham for £15million.
But the Reds boss is still to comment on the future of Luis Suarez, who has been talking about a move to Real Madrid whilst away on international duty with Uruguay.
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