Confirmed: Luis Alberto has joined Lazio for £4.3 million

Luis Alberto has left Liverpool to join Italian outfit Lazio for a £4.3 million fee, according to the Independent.

The Spaniard spent the last two seasons on loan with Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna respectively. Signed by Brendan Rodgers, he only made 12 appearances for Liverpool in the 2013/14 season.

Liverpool will receive £4.3 million up-front from Lazio, with a clause in his contract stipulating that if Lazio sells him in the future then Liverpool will receive 30% of his fee.

The Spaniard never had much of a future in the Premier League and is very much the sort of creative player that is unsuited to playing in England due to the physical demands of the game. Rodgers signed Alberto, along with Iago Aspas, another Spanish player who couldn’t hack it in England’s premier division.

The only moment of note for Alberto at Liverpool was his through ball for Suarez during the Reds’ 5-0 drubbing of Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Alberto will be much more suited to the tempo of the game in Italy and I wish him well.

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