Reds could complete £16million deal soon
Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of signing Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illaramendi.
The midfielder has failed to impress at the Bernabeu and has been unable to cement a first-team place under both Carlo Ancelotti and now Rafael Benitez.
Illaramendi is behind the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and was also behind Sami Khedira before he moved on a free to Serie A side Juventus.
The youngster is also fighting the likes of Isco and James Rodriguez for advanced roles in the club, but after failing to get regular first-team football, he’s now ready to leave the club.
Move to Liverpool
Liverpool have been long-term admirers of the Spanish midfielder and see him as the ideal replacement for Steven Gerrard.
According to reports, The Reds could be set to land the Madrid play in a deal worth around £16million.
The 25-year-old could arrive at Anfield as Lucas Leiva leaves, as he is close to a move to Italy.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt