In what could be a busy couple of days for Liverpool in terms of departures, midfielder Luis Alberto is set to leave the club.
Multiple sources this evening have reported that the club have accepted an offer from Serie A side Lazio for the Spaniard.
Lazio are set to sign Luis Alberto from Liverpool. Fee is €5m plus add ons. Liverpool also entitled to 30% of any profit should he be sold.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) August 29, 2016
Under the terms of the deal, Lazio will pay Liverpool an initial fee of €5m plus a further €2m if they qualify for either the Champions League or Europa League. As per the reports, Liverpool have also incorporated a 30% sell-on clause into the deal for the 23-year-old.
Alberto will now travel to Rome to discuss terms and undergo a medical, but the deal should be concluded and announced well in advance of Wednesday night’s transfer deadline.
The permanent move brings to an end a somewhat happy three years for the attacking midfielder. Signed for £6.8m from Sevilla after a highly productive loan spell at Barcelona B, big things were expected of Alberto but he failed to live up to his promise.
In all, he made just 9 Premier League appearances for the club – all of which came in the 2013/14 season – before being sent on loan to Malaga and Deportivo respectively.
Despite showing glimpses of his talent on his return to La Liga, it was not enough to convince Jurgen Klopp to keep him at Anfield, and thus he was told early in the summer that he was free to leave the club if the right offer came along.
The Anfield clear-out is set to continue tomorrow and Wednesday, with Lazar Markovic, Mario Balotelli and Andre Wisdom all almost certain to be following Alberto through the exit door. Several youngsters, including Connor Randall, could also be set to leave on loan.