Club chief already dropped Alberto Moleiro transfer hint as Liverpool could get bargain deal

Alberto Moleiro has been linked with a move to Liverpool

Liverpool could potentially secure the signing of Spanish sensation Alberto Moleiro for a bargain price, as it's reported that Las Palmas may be willing to let him go for less than half his release clause.

Moleiro, 20, has been instrumental in La Liga's surprise team this season. García Pimienta's newly promoted side was sitting comfortably in the top half of the table until March, but a string of losses dashed their hopes of a dream European qualification.

Liverpool is preparing for a crucial summer transfer window as Arne Slot looks set to replace manager Jürgen Klopp. Richard Hughes will also officially begin his role as the club’s new sporting director as the transfer window opens, and alongside FSG CEO of football Michael Edwards, he may have already identified a raft of potential signings.

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However, Liverpool isn't the only one said to be interested in Spain's Under-21 international Moleiro, who played a key role in Las Palmas' promotion in 2023. Despite competition, Liverpool's 'months of groundwork' could give them an edge over other contenders like Inter Milan.

AS (via Sport Witness) suggests that a bid of $27m (£21.5m/25.1m) might be enough to secure Moleiro. This is significantly less than his $64.6m (£51.5m/€60m) release clause, which was last updated when Las Palmas was still in the second tier.

Moleiro, capable of playing as a number 10 or on the wings, has impressed with two goals and three assists in La Liga this season. Despite the departure of Pedri to Barcelona in 2020, Moleiro has been instrumental in his team's progress.

Luis Helguera, the club's sporting director, has candidly spoken about the necessity of selling top talent like Pedri and Moleiro, emphasizing the club's confidence in their youth development system.

"We have no problem selling players like Pedri or like Moleiro or any other for that matter, because we truly believe in what we do, in the work we do, and in how we develop our players and how we provide them with the tools so they can grow," Helguera remarked back in March. "So for sure, very soon you will see young players at ages 17, 18 or 16, playing in the first team. This is a way we understand football and that's the way we do things here."

As Liverpool fans debate whether Moleiro would be a snug fit at Anfield, the player himself has expressed pride in being compared to Pedri, while also acknowledging their differences on the pitch. Moleiro's admiration for players who cherish ball possession is evident, as he names Pedri and Fermin from FC Barcelona among those he enjoys watching.

"I feel proud, really proud, when people compare me with him, but we're very different in the way we play," Moleiro shared regarding the Pedri comparisons. "It is true that I like many players. I like Pedri, I like Fermin from FC Barcelona."

"I like any footballer who likes the ball, who likes to play with the ball. I always love that, and there are many out there who stand out because of that." says: If that is indeed the price Las Palmas would be happy to sell at, then Moleiro is certainly at least worth a look. At just 20, Liverpool could secure a real star of the future for Slot to work with.

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