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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Another Luis Alberto in the Bag for Liverpool?

According to respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, Liverpool are set to make FC Barcelona B striker Luis Alberto Romero their third signing after snapping Kolo Toure from Manchester City on a free transfer and Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo.

The Sky Sports Spanish football expert who is a close friend of former Liverpool coach Rafael Benítez revealed that the talented 20-year-old Seville youth product is likely to join the Merseyside club who seem to be going for early business before the busy summer transfer window officially opens on July 1st.

“Only thing that would stop Luis Alberto signing for Liverpool is if FCB activate a clause. But great football eye by Brendan and LFC,” revealed Balague (who is barely ever wrong) on one of his many Twitter updates about the player.

Cardiz-born Alberto currently plays for Barcelona B on loan from Sevilla where he started his career in 2004.  He made his senior debut for the Andalusian club in April 2011 but was only restricted to 7 appearances before he was loaned out to Barcelona B, FC Barcelona’s reserve team in August 2012.

Thirty five appearances and 11 goals have come since he joined the Catalonian reserve team while he’s also played for the Spain U18, U19 and U21 national teams.

The versatile 5ft11 Spaniard plays in the attacking midfield position but is also quite comfortable playing the ‘false center forward’ role or as a winger.

He is a player in the mould of Barca duo Xavi and Iniesta, but more of the latter. He has quick feet and is a fine dribbler with an eye for goal and will perfectly fit Liverpool’s policy of investing in young, talented players with high resale value. He could prove to be yet another marquee signing by Brendan Rodgers who is reaping the benefits of signing Philippe Coutinho, a player who was used sparingly by his former club Inter Milan but has set the Premier League alight with his jaw-dropping samba football.

Also believed to be on his way to Anfield is Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas Juncal. The 25-year-old Spaniard is set to join Liverpool on a £8 million deal to be completed when the summer transfer window opens and pending personal terms and a medical. He has 136 appearances under his belt for the Os Celticos since getting promoted from the reserves in 2008 and scored 46 times.

He emerged second best scorer in the 2011-12 Segunda Division, his 23 goals firing the Galicians to the 2012-13 La Liga season where he’s notched up 33 appearances and found the back of the net 12 times.

Looks like another good buy by Liverpool.

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