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Luis Alberto Set for Medical at Deportivo La Coruña

Luis Alberto will be spending a second consecutive season in La Liga, as news emerged Sunday afternoon that he will have a medical at Deportivo La Coruña on Monday.

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Aside from contracts expiring and the sale of Sebastian Coates to Sunderland, Liverpool haven't quite started on what's expected to be a fairly lengthy list of outgoing deals. Among those expected to move away from Anfield is forward midfielder Luis Alberto, who spent last season on loan at Malaga after failing to make a breakthrough in the 2013-2014 season. According to Canal Deportivo, Alberto will be joining Deportivo La Coruña and have his medical on Monday evening.

There isn't official confirmation that the move will be a loan deal, but rumors over the past few weeks have had the midfielder making a temporary exit again this season with a view to a longer-term deal being completed next season. That could end up being the case here, as a return to La Liga to get his career back on track makes sense for a player who flourished at Barcelona B before joining Liverpool.

Alberto's mixed campaign for Malaga, in which he struggled to find minutes over the season's second half, means he'll be looking to find his footing for a club that narrowly avoided relegation last season. Deportivo finished with 35 points in 16th place, managing to score just 35 goals all season. Alberto should find minutes easier to come by given his quality, with consistency once again the main growth edge for a young talent who's found it difficult to secure regular first-team football.

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