Liverpool will wrap up the signing of Andrew Robertson before the end of the week, having booked the Scot in for a medical tomorrow.
If he passes, the details of his £8m rising to £10m transfer will no doubt be a formality considering he just got relegated with Hull and will naturally jump at the chance of a Merseyside switch.
Paul Joyce of the Times confirmed the news via his Twitter account:
Andrew Robertson to have medical at Liverpool tomorrow. £8m rising to £10m
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 19, 2017
Robertson left his training camp with Hull in Portugal on Tuesday and will arrive to compete with James Milner at left-back.
Our vice-captain did well there last year, but he lacks Robertson’s pace and left-foot.
Now, it’s up to the 23-year-old to first prove he’s an upgrade on Alberto Moreno, the Spaniard he’s almost certain to replace, then Milner himself – although we expect the pair to be used in rotation for much of the campaign.
It’s not the most exciting signing for a position that desperately needed strengthening, but hopefully securing Robertson for just £8m will prove astute business.