Alberto Moreno joins Liverpool: Spanish full-back arrives from Sevilla in £18m deal
22-year-old Spaniard has said he joins "the best club in England"
Saturday 16 August 2014
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Seville left-back Alberto Moreno, becoming Brendan Rodgers' eighth signing of the summer.
The 22-year-old arrives for a fee that has been reported to be £12m, rising to !8m with add-ons. Moreno helped Seville, who finished fifth in La Liga, win the Europa League last season.
"In my view, Liverpool are the best club in England and I couldn't waste an opportunity to come and play for them," Moreno told the club's website.
"I spoke with Xabi Alonso, Pepe Reina and Alvaro Arbeloa and they told me this is a spectacular club whose fans follow it in a very special way.
"They all told me I can grow a lot here as a footballer as this is a massive club. I'm very happy to be joining a club as big as Liverpool. I hope to give my best and do all I can to help."
Speaking last week, Moreno spoke of his sadness at leaving his former club where he has been since he was a kid.
"[I have] many feelings together. What happened on the pitch, with the fans, will remain forever etched on me and I could not help but mourn [his departure] because I did not expect it," he said.
Moreno only became first-choice at the club last season and has played on 61 matches in his young career.
However, he already has three caps for Spain and narrowly missed out on a World Cup place, making it into Vicente del Bosque's provisional 30-man squad.
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