- Liverpool finally seal move for winger Lazar Markovic
- Serbian joins Anderlecht on loan for rest of the season
- Markovic had been set for Swansea move but deal broke down
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Liverpool were eventually able to secure a move for Lazar Markovic on transfer deadline day after his proposed switch to Swansea City fell through.
The winger had been set to trade Anfield for the Liberty Stadium, with the two clubs having supposedly come to an agreement on a temporary deal.
That swiftly broke down, however, with Markovic instead joining Belgian outfit Anderlecht on loan until the end of the season, as confirmed on Liverpool’s official club website.
Bundesliga side Wolfsburg had also been touted as potential suitors, although it became clear quickly they weren’t prepared to match Liverpool’s £15million asking-price for the 23-year-old.
Markovic arrived on Merseyside from Benfica in 2014 for a fee of £20million as one of many investments in response to Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona.
Despite his bright reputation in Portugal, he never quite managed to adapt to life in England or venture close to holding down a first team spot and justifying his hefty price-tag.
A lack of self-belief proved to be a glaring hindrance as he failed to prove his worth as the pacey attacking outlet he had been advertised as.
Unproductive loan spells with Fenerbahce and Sporting CP were followed by a significantly more encouraging stint with Hull City towards the end of last season.
He was able to rediscover some confidence under the guidance of Marco Silva and hint that there was still life to his dreams of playing regularly in the Premier League.
Having endured a futile first half of the season simply training at Melwood, any move marks a good move as he strives to reignite his career.
All the best, Lazar.