7 Apr 2016

Done Deal Soon? After secret visit, Liverpool ready to sign 'irreplaceable' €20m midfielder

In February, Malaga star Ignacio Camacho reportedly visited Liverpool to tour the club's training facilities, and new reports this week suggest that the Reds are working hard behind the scenes to secure the Spaniard's signature.

Last month, Malaga-based newspaper La Opinion De Malaga claimed that Liverpool 'are keen to sign Camacho', and today, The Mirror claims:

"Liverpool are ready to meet Camacho's buy-out clause. Malaga are desperate to try and re-negotiate to stop him leaving".

British tabloids claim Camacho's buyout clause is £10m, but according to Malaga sporting director Mario Husillos:

"Inter Milan called me [about Camacho] and I told them they'd have to pay his buyout clause fee, which is €20m."

Some info about Camacho, described by Malaga boss Javi Garcia as 'irreplaceable':

* Defensive midfielder, who can also slot in at centre-back.

* 13 goals/6 assists in 151 games for Malaga.

* Averages 12 yellow cards per season for the last 4 years (Four suspensions in the last two seasons).

* 2010: Europa League winner with Atletico Madrid.

* 6 separate injuries in the last 12 months (199 days out/29 games missed). 3 injuries already this season.

For whatever reason, Camacho has become increasingly injury prone over the last year. It may just be an unlucky phase, but it could also be the start of a long period of regular, niggling injuries, and that's the last thing Liverpool need right now, even for a knockdown fee.

Author: Jaimie K


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