Sevilla Reject Liverpool Bid for Luis Alberto

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The News Desk has been working overtime since things are starting to click for Liverpool in the transfer market and there’s been some furious typing going on around here as every player we’re being linked to, we’re actually out there trying to sign.

We’ve seen some real movement on a few of the promising names linked with the Reds since the season ended and next up on Let’s Make a Deal is exciting Sevilla youngster Luis Alberto. Liverpool have stepped up their interest in the versatile striker after Barcelona B decided not to take up their first crack option on him and reports are coming in that an opening bid of £7mil – a decent price for a player just finding his feet — has been turned down by the Spanish club. Most cash grabs are thinly veiled, but Sevilla sporting director Ramon Verdejo has no interest in buttering this one up with any sort of niceties; they’re looking for a tidy online casino jackpot and not a handful of Las Vegas quarters. Verdejo confirmed that “interest from Liverpool is real but nothing is signed” and went on to tell the clubs television channel that “the first offer the club has is very good, but we are not satisfied yet”. There’s hardly any room left for interpretation in that one.

In 38 appearances for Barcelona B last season, the on-loan striker found the net a respectable 11 times and turned more than one head as interest began to swell around his future. With Liverpool’s move for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas stalled at the finish line – but still expected to go through — and a potential big money move for attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Shakhtar Donetsk in the pipeline, the addition of Alberto looks more like a glance to the future rather than an immediate addition to the first team. More on this in the coming days…

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3 thoughts on “Sevilla Reject Liverpool Bid for Luis Alberto

  • June 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Assuming we get both Aspas and the Armenian (I’m not going to butcher his name and I realize these are still both assumptions) and already have a 21 year old Coutinho and 19 yr old Suso…I wonder if paying more than 7 million is a wise use of funds. What do we expect Alberto to add that the above players (including Sterling, etc) do not already provide? Although it’s quiet, I imagine we’re still in the running for Eriksen and others as well. It’s all gossip but I think spending 9-10 million on a solid CB is a better investment at this point.

  • June 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    So Barcelona only have to pay €4 million Euros,but we have to pay €10 million Euros.Walk away Liverpool & Rodgers.

  • June 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    That was sort of what I was getting at with my post. Agreed.

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