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Liverpool and Southampton agree £12.5m Nathaniel Clyne transfer

Published 25/06/2015

Nathaniel Clyne performed well for Southampton last season, prompting Liverpool's interest in him
Nathaniel Clyne performed well for Southampton last season, prompting Liverpool's interest in him

Nathaniel Clyne is on the verge of completing his protracted move to Liverpool after Southampton accepted an improved £12.5 million bid.

Clyne will become the sixth summer signing for Brendan Rodgers and is poised to have his medical next week.

Liverpool’s second offer of an initial £10.5 million, which will rise to £12.5 million, has been enough to persuade Southampton to reluctantly sell the right-back.

Rodgers’s capture of Clyne would take their recent spending on Southampton players to over £60 million, following the signings of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert last summer.

Clyne’s arrival will also solve the full-back problem at Anfield after England international Glen Johnson’s departure on a free transfer.

Southampton had offered Clyne a new contract but the 24-year-old has shown no inclination to sign it and is now heading to Merseyside.

Clyne has established himself as a regular in Roy Hodgson’s England squad, though he was surprisingly overlooked for the European Championship qualifier against Slovenia earlier this month, only appearing as a late substitute.

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