Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto is set to leave Anfield for Italian Serie A club Lazio after both the clubs agreed a fee for the player. Alberto will cost Lazio $7.86 million.
Liverpool will receive $5.6 million initially with $2.22 million added later in add-ons. The additional payment will only materialize if Lazio manages to book themselves a European competition birth next season, as reported by Liverpool Echo.
Both the clubs completed their negotiations on Monday afternoon. Liverpool will receive a sell-on clause of 30% for Luis Alberto.
The Reds manager Jurgen Klopp considered the 23-year-old as surplus to requirements and asked the player to find himself another club. Alberto will now travel to Rome to complete his medical with Lazio.
The man from San José del Valle, Spain arrived at Anfield for $8.9 million from La Liga club Sevilla, three years before. He made a total of 12 appearances for the Reds under former manager Brendan Rodgers. However, the attacking midfielder was unable to cope with the physical challenges of the Premier League.
Alberto spent the last two seasons on loan at La Liga clubs Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna respectively. The player was linked with a move back to his former club, Sevilla but the deal fell through as both the clubs couldn’t finalize on a transfer fee.
The transfer fee received from Lazio, along with the two loan deals will help the Merseyside club to recoup the entire amount they paid for the player in 2013.
Hopefully, Luis Alberto will be able to kick start his career in Italy after failing to make his mark in the Premier League.
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