Liverpool is set to capture another promising talent, this time from Southampton Football Club as English defender Nathaniel Clyne is set to sign a five-year deal with the Reds on Monday. Clyne is about to undergo a medical at the club’s training facilities before setting pen to paper. The deal is reported to be worth £12.5 million
The 24-year-old is about to replace English defender Glen Johnson, who was released by Liverpool earlier this summer. Liverpool were determined to strengthen their defense after a dismal season. Southampton, who finished just below Liverpool, were resigned to losing Nathaniel Clyne as he was approaching the final year of his contract.
#LFC expect Nathaniel Clyne to sign a 5-year-deal when he returns from hols. 12.5m the fee. A striker still a target.
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) June 25, 2015
The transfer is hailed as a continuation of a good transfer window for Liverpool as the club prepares for the start of next season. Liverpool has already signed fellow English internationals such as James Milner, Danny Ings, and Joe Gomez. The Anfield club has also secured a deal for Brazilian international Roberto Firmino.
However, Liverpool is set to miss out on Colombian international Carlos Bacca as reports in the Italian media have suggested that AC Milan have triggered Bacca’s release clause. Liverpool has now made Christian Benteke their number one target for the summer however, one former manager believes the Reds might be selling before they chase their next target.
Milan have signed Carlos Bacca. via @DiMarzio
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) June 27, 2015
Liverpool would still look to add another recognised striker if the right deal was there. Benteke a genuine target. But not at £32.5m #LFC
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) June 23, 2015
Liverpool delighted to get Firmino. See it as a real coup even at £29m. Gives them more attacking options. I suspect they still want Benteke
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) June 27, 2015
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