Liverpool deal for midfielder nearly finalised
The Chilean’s contract with the club is set to expire this summer, meaning he can discuss a free transfer with clubs already, but it seems as though Liverpool have won the race for his services.
Iturra made his first venture outside South America, joining Portuguese side U.D. Leiria in 2011, establishing himself in the first team. He was then loaned out to Liga Adelante side Real Murcia, playing in the majority of the team’s games.
Iturra has made 12 La Liga starts this season, and has also appeared for the team in the Champions League.
The 28 year old has plenty of experience, having been capped 34 times by Chile, and making close to 300 club appearances.
Liverpool are expected to be busy this summer, with a whole host of players being linked with a move to Anfield recently, most notably Paris Saint-Germain duo Kevin Gameiro and Jeremy Menez.
The Reds have enjoyed a resurgence of late, with their recent 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspurs propelling them as one of the league’s most in-form sides.
A strong summer transfer window of acquiring players of Iturra’s quality, coupled with a similar vein of form, could allow the side to seriously challenge for a Champions League place next season.