Martin Skrtel has just arrived in Istanbul ahead of his proposed £5.5 million transfer to Fenerbahce.
The Slovakian centre-back has been widely expected to leave the club this summer, and it now appears a deal will be finalised within the next couple of days.
“Liverpool is a giant club but Fenerbahce is very stable and they are rapidly progressing,” he told journalists at the airport.
“Fenerbahce is also a giant club, a great club. That’s why I accepted the offer.
“I came here today to make the last call. Hopefully tomorrow we can complete everything and I can be pictured as a Fenerbahce player. But there is one last step and then we’ll do that interview.” (via Echo)
Skrtel was guilty of committing too many errors last season, many of which led to goals, and consequently, dropped points.
Despite doing a good job of captaining his side at this summer’s European Championships in France, as well as turning in one of the individual performances of the tournament against England in the final group game, his fate was seemingly sealed when an ill-timed social media post referred to Klopp as a ****head.
Despite the slightly sour way in which his Liverpool career ended, we should still salute his commitment and passion that he showed since signing from Zenit in 2008.
We at Empire of the Kop wish him all the best for the future.