Liverpool have reportedly accepted a £4.3m bid from Lazio for their Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto.
BBC have claimed that Liverpool have agreed to sell their Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto to Lazio after the club accepted a £4.3m offer from the Serie A club. The report added that the 23-year-old has traveled to Rome in order to discuss personal terms with Lazio, with a deal expected to be done soon.
The midfielder impressed in his loan outing at Liga BBVA side Deportivo La Coruna with a return of six goals and seven assists in 29 appearances, but is not seemingly a part of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans at Anfield (stats via whoscored).
Luis Alberto was reportedly set to join Spanish club Valencia for just €3m but the move seems to have somehow fallen through. Lazio is the latest club rumoured to have had an offer accepted by Liverpool for their midfielder, who still has two years left on his current contract at Anfield.
Even though the fee seems to be only £4.3m, BBC have reported that the offer includes add-ons which would push the price closer to the £6.8m paid by Liverpool in order to acquire the services of the 23-year-old from Sevilla in June 2013.
As per the report, the offer also contains a 30% sell-on clause which means that if Lazio were to sell the player in the future, 30% of all proceeds shall go to Liverpool.
Lazio finished eighth last season and would be hoping Luis Alberto is able to adapt to the new surroundings quickly to aid their cause in Serie A.
Luis Alberto produced his best season yet with Deportivo La Coruna last season and would be aiming to match or even better the previous term with Lazio as he looks set to switch homes and move to Rome.