Liverpool have accepted a £5.5 million bid for defender Martin Skrtel, according to The Mirror.
Slovakia’s wannabe hard-man is the subject of Fenerbache’s transfer plans. The Mirror are reporting that the Turkish club have made a bid worth £5.5 million which has been accepted by Liverpool.
It doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that Liverpool fans are quite pleased with this news as the 31-year-old has been at the heart of the side’s defensive woes over the last few seasons.
Skrtel, who is currently representing his native Slovakia at Euro 2016, has spent eight years at Anfield after joining from Zenit St.Petersburg and despite being a first team regular under the club’s four managers ever since, he has struggled to make an impact and found game time limited under Jurgen Klopp.
The defender’s agent is reported to be negotiating personal terms with Turkish side Fenerbache and the move is set to be completed after Slovakia’s Euro 2016 campaign.
In my opinion, this move comes as yet another reminder that the future is bright under Klopp and that changes, like selling Skrtel, have to be made if the club are going to reach the success that it deserves. There is no room for players who are incapable of delivering the goods – Kolo Toure’s disappointing exit from the club is evidence in support of this.
Ever since Klopp’s arrival it has been his prerogative to shore up Liverpool’s leaky defence. Liverpool have already signed Loris Karius and Joel Matip in a bid to provide stability after Liverpool took dropping points from winning positions to a new level.
Bringing in another good centre-back will surely be on Klopp’s priority list, as Reds fans can surely now wave goodbye to ‘the Terminator’, Skrtel.
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