Liverpool outcast Alberto Moreno may have to leave the club in the near future after falling out of favour under Jurgen Klopp.
The Spaniard joined the club from Sevilla back in 2014 but has failed to make an impact on Merseyside. Erratic defensive displays saw the defender slip down the pecking order, losing his place in the first-team following the arrival of Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scotland captain’s excellent form has limited Moreno’s game time, but the 26-year-old did little to help his cause during Liverpool’s recent FA Cup defeat to Wolves.
Reports from Goal back in October suggest Moreno is likely to depart with his contract expiring. His departure would leave Liverpool short of options at the back with Nathaniel Clyne joining Bournemouth on loan. With youngster Adam Lewis yet to feature for the first-team, a new left-back should be signed.
The ideal target would be Valencia wonderkid – Toni Lato. Valued at £5.4m by Transfermarkt, the 21-year-old is a graduate of the club’s youth academy and is widely regarded as one of their most promising newcomers. The youngster remains behind Jose Gaya in the pecking order and could be tempted to move to the Premier League to work with a world-class coach like Jurgen Klopp.
Lato is blessed with terrific pace, allowing him to get forward and back effortlessly on the left flank. The Spain U21 international also possesses brilliant crossing ability making him a threat, similar to Robertson, from the back. Lato is still developing and improving – he would give Klopp a perfect rotation option.
This move could prove to be an astute piece of business from the Reds.
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