Liverpool have accepted their £6m valuation for Luis Alberto was too high, and have lowered expectations, according to Spanish publication Plaza Deportiva, cited in the Express.
The report states that we originally held out for £6m from Sevilla for the 24-year-old who did well on loan at Deportivo last term, but with two weeks left of the transfer window – we’re willing to offload for around half of that.
Plaza Deportiva reckon Valencia are locked in negotiations and predict a £2.6m deal will be finalised before the end of August.
Alberto is clearly surplus to our requirements, although for a player his age, we’d have hoped to recoup some proper money for him – especially considering he scored six goals and registered seven assists last term – not too dissimilar to say, Yannick Bolasie, who just cost £25m!
Having said that, it would be best to get Alberto off the books. He has little to no chance of representing Jurgen Klopp, who has a plethora of attacking midfielders at his disposal who suit his style more.
For £2.6m though Valencia are getting a bargain with a high sell-on value should he reach his potential.
Alberto’s last Liverpool appearance was during our 2013/14 title pursuit, where he was only ever used as an impact sub.