Liverpool have completed the signing of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton for a fee of £12.5m.
Clyne’s future had been the subject of speculation this summer, with both Manchester United and Liverpool showing interest in the player.
After an impressive season at St. Mary’s, the 24-year-old has now opted to join Brendan Rodgers’ side in order to continue his development.
Man United were rumoured to be close to securing the 24-year-old’s signature earlier in the summer but the England international seemingly had his heart set on a move to Liverpool.
Speaking about the transfer, Clyne said: “I’m delighted and it’s a dream move for me to come and play here for such a big club with all of its history.
“As soon as Liverpool showed their interest in me, I was happy and just wanted the deal to go through.”
Clyne is Liverpool’s sixth signing of the summer, and United supporters might just be raising an eyebrow over their business so far, with Rodgers completing deals quickly in recent weeks.
Clyne’s arrival at Anfield not only strengthen’s Liverpool’s team, but further cuts the number of right-back’s United have left to pursue this summer. Supporters may feel that for £12.5m Clyne represented good value for money and that Louis van Gaal perhaps should have kept a closer eye on the player.
However, supporters needn’t worry too much. United are still being linking with players such as Dani Carvajal, Fabinho and Seamus Coleman and it seems only a matter of time until United beef up the position.