Liverpool outcast nears Portugal switch as replacement for Arsenal target

Date published: Tuesday 7th May 2019 4:08 - Samuel Bannister

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Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno could join Benfica when his contract expires next month, according to reports in Portugal.

Moreno has spent five years at Anfield, but has become more of a fringe player in recent years, with this season bringing his lowest amount of game time yet. The Spaniard has managed just five appearances in all competitions – just two of which have been in the Premier League – as he has had to play second fiddle to Andy Robertson at left-back.

Consequently, there will be no contract renewal for Moreno in the summer. The 26-year-old has already been linked with Serie A side Lazio, where he would be reunited with former Reds favourite Lucas Leiva, while a surprise switch to Barcelona has been suggested.

Now, A Bola claim that Benfica have joined the race for the former Sevilla man – and Moreno is open to signing for them. The Portuguese league leaders are worried about losing first choice left-back Alex Grimaldo this summer, with Arsenal one of the many sides linked with the €40m-rated player. Therefore, Benfica are looking for replacements, and Moreno could be a suitable option.


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