Liverpool linked with £21.7m move for Inigo Martinez

Real Sociedad defender reportedly watched by Anfield scouts

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Liverpool were reportedly in the stands at Real Sociedad's match with Barcelona to watch defender Inigo Martinez.

The 23-year-old, who has a £21.7m release clause, has been courting interest thanks to a string of impressive displays under the tutelage of David Moyes.

Spanish journalist Kike Marin claimed that Liverpool officials were at the Nou Camp for Real Sociedad's 2-0 defeat as they weigh up a potential bid.

Liverpool are expected to strengthen this summer following a disappointing season in which they have missed out on qualification for the Champions League.

Centre-back Dejan Lovren, signed last summer for £20m, has failed to make the desired impact whilst the futures of the ageing Kolo Toure and Martin Skrtel are uncertain.

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Lovren in action for Liverpool

 

Martinez has one cap for the Spanish national team and made 127 appearances for Real Sociedad after coming through the youth ranks.

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