Liverpool are reportedly closing on the sealing the summer move for Andrew Robertson from Hull City in an £8 million deal
According to a report in Daily Mail, Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Andrew Robertson from Hull City in a deal worth £8 million. The Scottish international’s acquisition will see the Reds complete their third transfer move in this summer’s transfer window.
Robertson progressed through the ranks at Queen’s Park in his homeland, Scotland before making his first-team debut for the club in 2012. After a season with the senior side at Hampden Park, a season-long spell with Dundee United followed post which he made the move to Hull City in 2014.
The last three seasons have been topsy-turvy, to say the least, for Hull as they’ve been relegated from the Premier League twice while winning back promotion in the 2015/16 season. Through the ups and downs though, Robertson has been one of the shining lights for the Tigers, consistently performing at an impressive level.
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Over the last three seasons, Robertson has notched up over 100 appearances for Hull, influencing games on both ends of the pitch. During the period, the player has also become a regular for the Scotland national side, with 15 senior caps to his name.
The player’s time at Hull, though, is likely to come to an end this summer as Liverpool have been circling around him in recent months, with Jurgen Klopp desperate to land a left-back.
Klopp initially used Alberto Moreno as his first-choice left-back at Anfield. But the Spaniard soon lost his place in the starting lineup after a string of poor defensive performances. Moreno was usurped by James Milner in the first-team setup, with the veteran Englishman playing in the alien role last season.
To the surprise of many, Milner performed admirably as a makeshift left-back, Liverpool are in need of a specialist in the position, with Moreno set to be sold this summer. Meanwhile, the England international is also ageing and a lack of pace can prove to be detrimental to the Reds’ defensive output.
Thus, Robertson has a genuine chance to become the first-choice left-back at Anfield soon, if not immediately in the forthcoming. Milner’s experience can also help Klopp groom the Scottish defender efficiently and, at 23, the player can turn out to be a long-term solution on the left side of defence for Liverpool.
Negotiations between Liverpool and Hull have reached an advanced stage and the report suggests that the two clubs are set to agree a deal worth £8 million for Robertson. It now remains to be seen how seamlessly the player adapts to his soon-to-be new home at Anfield, and if he turns out to be a solution that the Reds have been looking for.