These days, £8M doesn’t buy you a lot in the transfer market. It looks like it will be enough to secure Liverpool a new left back this summer, though, with a deal nearly complete for Hull City’s 23-year-old Scottish international Andrew Robertson.
According to The Guardian, Liverpool have agreed a fee with recently relegated Hull City for the player, who had just one season remaining on his current contract and was eager to secure a return to the Premier League.
Last season, the speedy young attacking left back was one of Hull’s bright spots in a generally disappointing campaign, making 39 total appearances and scoring three goals and six assists along the way. Though primarily a left back, he is also capable of playing further up the pitch.
Following a debut for Scotland in 2014, Robertson has gone on to make 15 appearances for his country at the senior level, scoring one goal. He will arrive at Liverpool expecting to compete with James Milner for the starting job.
Meanwhile, his arrival all but confirms that Alberto Moreno—as long expected—will be leaving the club shortly, and though a permanent deal is preferred by all parties, if one cannot be secured he will have to head out on loan for the coming season.
The arrival of a relative bargain like Robertson also suggests the club remain confident of signing their costly top choice targets at centre half and in midfield.