Liverpool face no competition for right-back
Manchester United have reportedly withdrawn their interest in Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, leaving Liverpool with a clean road to sign him.
The Reds have already had a formal bid turned down by The Saints, after they lodged an initial bid worth £10million, but it didn’t take long for the club to reject the offer.
Liverpool Looking for Right-Back
Liverpool are in the market for new defenders, in particular a right-back, with Glen Johnson set to leave on a free this Summer and Jon Flanagan‘s latest injury blow.
The youngster is set to miss the next nine months after undergoing surgery, whilst the other right-back option Javier Manquillo has struggled to impress Brendan Rodgers during his loan-spell, which still has another year.
So it’s expected that Liverpool will launch a fresh offer for Clyne, who’s contract expires next Summer, and with the latest news of United pulling out of the race, it’s looking more and more likely yet another Saints player could move to Anfield.
Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren all completed moves from Southampton to Liverpool last Summer, and it now looks like Clyne could follow suit.
United End Their Interest
United were interested in signing the England international, but according to reports, they have withdrawn their interest and will look elsewhere.
Louis Van Gaal is keen on bringing in several players this Summer, including a right-back, but it’s apparent they won’t be launching a formal move for Clyne.
With United pulling out, that leaves Liverpool are front-runners for the right-back and with just one year left on his contract, The Saints may have to sell in order to prevent losing him on a free this time next year.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles