Reports emanating from Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo is claiming Spanish champions Barcelona are considering a surprise move for Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno.
The Spanish news tabloid claims that the Catalan giants are interested in the £40,000-per-week left-back as a back up option to play behind Jordi Alba.
Ernesto Valverde’s side sold Lucas Digne to Everton this summer and have since then been playing with just one senior left back in their team, a situation which they are looking to resolve this winter.
Should move for Moreno fails, Arsenal full back Nacho Monreal is another player linked with Barcelona, with a move for either player sending them back to Spain for the first time in their career since they left Sevilla and Malaga respectively.
The two players will be out of contract next summer, meaning Barcelona could sign either player on a pre contract deal in January, and can join them officially for free a few months later or they could get to sign them on the cheap in 2019.
Alberto Moreno leaving Liverpool wouldn’t been a disaster, as he hasn’t lived up to the expectations that many fans had for him when he joined the club in 2014. He’s down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp having lost his place in the starting eleven to Andy Robertson over the last year and doesn’t look like getting it back anytime soon.
It would simply be a matter of whether he wanted a move back to Spain or not. It’s often said that you don’t say no to Barcelona, but in this case that wouldn’t be such a bad thing for Liverpool.