Liverpool’s transfer business has been nothing short of sublime in the last few seasons. Michael Edwards has transformed the recruitment team into a paragon of frugality. Our dealings are a far cry from the consistent flops of yesteryear, though Liverpool could be set to cash in on one flop if Everton sign Luis Alberto.
The Reds first signed Alberto for £6.8m back in 2013.
The Spaniard arrived from Sevilla with bags of promise, Kopites were anxious to see him develop into one of the fleet footed, tiki-taka playmakers Spain had been churning out at the time.
However, it just didn’t work out for the forward at Anfield. Lazio signed the Spaniard from The Reds for £4.3m in 2016.
Since moving to the Italian Serie A, Alberto has become a cult figure for the Roman club.
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He has picked up four goals and 12 assists in the league this season, prompting interest from clubs across the continent.
According to a report in The Express, Everton are looking to sign Luis Alberto, and Liverpool have a 30% sell on clause attached to the player.
Meaning that if The Toffees do end up splashing out on the Spaniard, The Reds will make a healthy chunk of profit on their purchase.
What RTK has to say
There are few things more satisfying in football than Everton refunding Liverpool.
Remember when they bought Yannick Bolasie, in turn funding Crystal Palace’s purchase of Christian Benteke – essentially giving us our money back on Bentekkers?
This would be more than fine by us, he never made an impact at Anfield, we’d be more than happy to spend some of The Ev’s money on our own investments.