Liverpool agree €15m deal for full-back Alberto Moreno from Sevilla
Former England boss Glenn Hoddle joins QPR as first-team coach
QPR have appointed former England manager Glenn Hoddle to Harry Redknapp’s backroom staff. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA
Liverpool’s long-running pursuit of Alberto Moreno has come to a successful conclusion after Sevilla accepted an initial €15 million fee for the left-back.
Manager Brendan Rodgers had identified the 21-year-old as his first choice full back earlier in the summer only for Sevilla to insist on a €25 million deal and reject Liverpool’s proposed payment structure.
However, following further talks in Cardiff between Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre and Sevilla officials on Tuesday, a compromise was finally reached and Moreno was withdrawn from the Uefa Super Cup meeting against Real Madrid.
The Spain youth international will become Liverpool’s eighth signing of the summer.
Martin Kelly, meanwhile, is set to head out of Anfield after Liverpool accepted a €1.88 million bid from Crystal Palace for the defender, whose Liverpool career has been hindered by a serious knee injury in recent years.
“I am really pleased to bring Glenn in,” said Redknapp. “I have been really lucky in the last couple of years to have had Steve Cotterill, Steve McClaren and Wally Downes work with us . . . I spoke with the chairman about the possibility of bringing Glenn in, and he thought it was a great idea. Glenn will be great.