Lazar Markovic: Benfica confirm that they have sold the forward to Liverpool for £20m
Serbian is the Reds' fourth summer signing
Benfica have confirmed that they have sold Lazar Markovic to Liverpool.
The forward himself revealed on Facebook last night that he was on the way to join Liverpool, and Benfica have declared today that they have sold the player, with the total fee believed to be around £20m.
The 20-year-old underwent his medical on Merseyside yesterday, and his arrival takes Brendan Rodgers' spending close to £60m after the captures of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can have already been added to the squad while negotiations are continuing in an attempt to sign Belgium's Lille striker Divock Origi.
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Markovic had used his Facebook page to say goodbye to the supporters at Benfica, and confirm that he has left for Liverpool.
The versatile Markovic can play either on the left wing or as up front on his own, and is expected to complete Brendan Rodgers post-Suarez attack alongside the central Lambert and Daniel Sturridge on the right.
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Reds' forward Iago Aspas has returned to Spain on a year-long loan with Sevilla after a disappointing debut season having moved from Celta Vigo last summer.
The Spanish outfit announced the clubs had agreed a loan deal, with the option for them to sign Aspas on a permanent deal.
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