Luis Alberto should be on his way to Anfield.
Liverpool have agreed a deal with Sevilla to sign striker Luis Alberto on a four-year deal, with the striker having spent the last 12 months impressing at Barcelona B, reports Mundo Deportivo.
A fee of £6.8m has been settled between the two clubs and the 20-year-old should be on his way to Merseyside in the near future.
Alberto caught the eye of the Reds following a stunning year on-loan in Catalonia, which saw the young forward net 11 goals and provide 18 assists in the Segunda division.
The Spaniard is contracted at Sevilla until 2015 but appears to have been lured by a move to the Premier League as Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers continues to try and improve his attack.
With the expected departure of Andy Carroll to West Ham United in the pipeline and Luis Suarez constantly being linked with a transfer to Real Madrid, Rodgers’ striker-force is looking decidedly understaffed.
Daniel Sturridge has impressed at Anfield with 11 goals in 13 games since the 23-year-old’s £13.2m switch from Chelsea in January, but an injury picked up on international duty with England could see the forward miss the start of next season.
Therefore Fabio Borini is currently the only fit and available striker likely to be playing for the Reds in 2013/14 and so far in the Italian’s career on Merseyside, he has managed two goals in 21 appearances.
However, the club do look almost certain to complete a deal for Celta Vigo hit-man Iago Aspas, with the striker undergoing a medical at Liverpool this week.
It seems that with the acquisitions of Aspas and Alberto the side are beginning to undergo a Spanish revolution similar to the one that occurred at Anfield when Rafael Benitez first became boss in 2004.