Liverpool are reportedly closing in on securing what they seemingly deem as a long-term solution to the team’s highly-debated left-back situation.
The Reds are near to completing a deal to bring Hull City’s Andrew Robertson to the club for a fee of around £8million, according to the Guardian.
Robertson is poised to seal a move to Anfield following weeks of speculation putting him high on Jurgen Klopp’s transfer wishlist.
The 23-year-old would represent a replacement for Alberto Moreno, who looks set to depart this summer, and a likely immediate starter, thereby meaning make-shift left-back James Milner will be moved back into a preferred midfield role.
His Premier League experience is likely to have been a main attraction, regardless of the fact he was relegated with Hull last season.
Though he fails to strike fans as the inspiring left-back signing many wished for, he is someone Klopp clearly has plenty of faith in and that alone should be a good enough reason to believe he can be a success.
Robertson looks set to become the club’s third signing of the summer, following up the arrival of striker Dominic Solanke and winger Mohamed Salah.
Reports of a proposed deal wasn’t the only transfer news on Friday with it also having been revealed that Liverpool have accepted a £5million offer from Lazio for the long-serving Lucas Leiva.
The club’s transfer business appears to have once again picked up the pace.