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Fee Agreed: Liverpool Midfielder To Join Lazio For €5m

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.

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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: James Wesolowski of Oldham is tackled by Luis Alberto of Liverpool during the Budweiser FA Cup third round match between Liverpool and Oldham Athletic at Anfield on January 5, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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.

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Luis Alberto Romero of Deportivo La Coruna reacts during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio Anoeta on January 16, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

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.

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