Martin Skrtel‘s Liverpool’s longest serving player, but his eight year tenure on Merseyside is set to come to an end.
The Telegraph report that the Slovakian, currently at Euro 2016, is the subject of a £5m bid from Turkish giants Fenerbahce – which has been accepted by Liverpool.
Skrtel is expected to agree personal terms with Fener which will finalise the deal pending a medical; which would likely be completed following Slovakia’s involvement in France.
The centre-back has been a loyal servant to Liverpool, but it’s definitely time for him to leave. Jurgen Klopp demoted him down the defensive pecking order, and with Joel Matip arriving, Skrtel’s simply surplus to requirements.
The centre of our defence has been a weak point for a number of seasons now, and we hope that with an improving Dejan Lovren, the new signing, an available Mamadou Sakho and an emerging Joe Gomez, Klopp has enough options to forge something reliable.
Skrtel’s best season for Liverpool came in 2013/14, where he scored seven Premier League goals and came within inches of title glory.