Liverpool fans are looking disappointed here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Spanish publication AS claim that the Reds have missed out on Asier Illarramendi.
The Real Madrid midfielder has made a return to Real Sociedad, and linked up with David Moyes.
As one of our punters notes over a couple of pints at the bar, this of course means that he will not move to either Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur, both of whom were rumoured to be keen on the player at one time or another.
It is a blow to Liverpool and as one of our punters quips, could well be the key to Lucas actually staying at the club, given it is so close to the end of the transfer window, we cannot see them targeting any more players!
Our landlord feels Liverpool and Spurs have missed a trick here, and feel he could have excelled in the Premier League!
Liverpool fans. Should you have pushed harder and bid more for the player? Let us know your thoughts below!