Liverpool have signed Spanish youth international forward Luis Alberto, subject to international clearance.
The 20-year-old former Sevilla star can play anywhere across the front line, and is Liverpool’s third major signing of the summer after acquiring Iago Aspas and Kolo Toure.
In the 2012-13 season, he played on loan at Barcelona B where he scored 11 goals in 38 appearances. Alberto has represented Spain at the u-18, u-19 and u-21 levels.
“We are all delighted that Luis has decided to join Liverpool,” said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
“He has the correct footballing profile and mentality to be a Liverpool player. I look forward to working with him to develop his talent and he joins a group of young exciting players at our club.”
Alberto added: “I feel very excited, I’ve never felt so excited before but I’m very happy. I think I am the happiest man on earth. I have come here to enjoy moments with the supporters – and I know the supporters will help me to never walk alone. I hope that between us all we can make this club one of the greatest in the world, once again.”
While it’s a promising signing by Liverpool, the big question is whether he can make the huge step-up to the Premier League. He may spend most of the season on the fringes of the squad, but he’s still a good signing for the future.
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Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Liverpool have completed the signing of Spain youth international Luis Alberto from Sevilla — Liverpool FC
- Sunderland swoop for 19-year-old winger Moberg Karlsson — Premier League
- West Ham have completed the transfer of Stockport County youngster Danny Whitehead — West Ham
- Huw Jenkins: No calls to Swansea City over Ashley Williams — Evening Post
- Paulinho, the highly-rated Brazilian midfielder, set for £15m move to Tottenham Hotspur — Telegraph
- Swansea are celebrating after their academy was awarded grade two status — Evening Post
- Aston Villa could pay out £4m to get rid of Darren Bent, Shay Given and Stephen Ireland — The Mail
- European Under-21 Championship: team of the tournament — The Guardian
- Italy coach apologizes for Balotelli ‘joke’ while team is ‘forbidden’ from leaving their hotel — Dirty Tackle
- Walsall boss: Coventry City will not be groundsharing with us — Coventry Telegraph
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