Reports: Malaga to pay £1 million to take Liverpool’s Luis Alberto on loan
Reports suggest that Liverpool are willing to let Luis Alberto leave the club and have lined up a loan move to Malaga for the midfielder.
The Daily Star believe that Liverpool still see a long term future at the club for the central-midfield player, but will let him leave in the short term and that they will recieve a £1 million loan fee.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers only signed Alberto last summer in a £7.8 million transfer from Sevilla, but the Spaniard saw his first team chances restricted by the form of Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson, as well as by his reported difficulties in adapting to life at Anfield.
Alberto played just nine times in the Premier League last season, with all of his appearances coming from the substitutes bench.
Liverpool are looking to bolster their squad this summer as they prepare for an assault on the Champions League next season as well as their domestic commitments, but still don’t see a short term future for Alberto in spite of their need for a bigger squad.
Reports suggest that £1 million of the fee paid to bring Alberto to Anfield will be recouped in the deal that will see him move to Malaga, with the Spanish side prepared to pay a significant loan fee.