Following news earlier today that Liverpool had finally agreed a fee with Sevilla for Alberto Moreno, the club have taken the unusual step this evening of officially confirming the completion of the deal in principle. Perhaps due to the long-running nature of the saga or because in the past there have been suggestions the deal was done before news broke that it in fact wasn't.
Whatever the reason, Liverpool have tonight officially announced that they have reached an agreement in principle to bring Moreno to Anfield. The 22-year-old Spanish fullback will now travel to Liverpool where he will undergo a medical and sign a contract. It is widely believed that the club have also agreed in principle to personal terms for the player.
After news of Moreno's fee broke today, the player was held out of the UEFA Super Cup, this despite rumours that part of the hold-up in completing a deal was that Sevilla—and the player—wanted the academy product to participate in one last match for the club before leaving. There were tearful scenes on the pitch following the match, further serving to confirm his imminent departure.
Moreno is expected to officially become the club's eighth signing of the summer on Wednesday or Thursday. The transfer fee Liverpool will pay Sevilla for him is believed to be £12M guaranteed, rising to £15M with all add-ons.