BID ACCEPTED – Liverpool To Announce Signing Of £60,000-A-Week Midfielder

Real Madrid players seem to be catching the eye of Premier League managers and scouts. Just when we thought Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema are the only players linked to the EPL with Man United and Arsenal, Liverpool have also appeared to be closing in on Los Blancos midfield star.

If reports from various English and Spanish sources are anything true, then Liverpool are set to land their eighth signing of an already fully-engaged summer as Real Madrid are likely to accept their bid for midfielder Asier Illaramendi to move to Anfield.

Illaramendi’s future at the Bernabeu has been under scrutiny after enduring limited game time last term, starting on 10 times under Carlo Ancelotti and Metro claims Liverpool have made a £10.5m bid to secure the signing of the 25-year old Spanish footballer.

However, Los Blancos appeared to not be satisfied with that figure and with the Reds willing to up the offer to around £14.2m, the Spanish giants will likely sell the technically-gifted passer.

New Madrid boss Rafael Benitez does not really rate Illaramendi – who has been tipped for a great future should he get enough playing time. A move away from the Bernabeu will therefore benefit all parties involved. Maybe one or two Real Madrid players will be joining Premier League clubs after all.

In the meantime, the Anfield club are also allegedly close to signing Barcelona starlet Adama Traore after the club representatives flew out to Spain to seal the deal.