Report: Liverpool Agree to Sell defender for £5.5million

Report: Liverpool Agree to Sell defender for £5.5million


In a bid to make room for new signings, Liverpool have agreed to sell Martin Skrtel to Turkish club Fenerbahce for £5.5million, reports Daily Mirror.

Skrtel is currently playing for Slovakia in Euro 2016. He also featured in their 2-1 win over Russia.

Therefore, any move that will move him away from the Merseyside is expected to take place after the European Championships.

Liverpool signed Skrtel from Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg in the summer of 2008 for £6.5 million. He has made over 319 appearances for Liverpool during his 8-year stay at the club.

Despite his experience, the majority of the Liverpool faithful will be happy to see the back of the Slovakian.

His form has dipped in the last few years and with the arrival of Joel Matip in the summer, chances of the first team action are bleak for Skrtel for next season.

In addition to Matip – who will definitely get straight into the Liverpool starting XI, the return from injury of Joe Gomez would also make life difficult for Skrtel.

The English youngster burst onto the national scene last season, only to be sidelined for the whole of the season due to an injury.

Thus, with competition for places so fierce in the defensive department, Liverpool have rightly decided to get their hands off the misfiring Slovakian defender.