Liverpool have finally completed the deal to sign Fernando Morientes from Real Madrid.
The Spanish striker is understood to have agreed a four-year deal with Rafael Benitez's side and will undergo a medical tomorrow.
"Real Madrid and Liverpool have reached an agreement for the transfer of Fernando Morientes to the English club for a total price of €9 million," read a statement on Real’s official website.
"This afternoon the player will travel to Liverpool to undergo a medical that he will have to take tomorrow morning.
"The club has also confirmed today that Fernando Morientes, accompanied by (vice president) Emilio Butragueno and (sporting director) Arrigo Sacchi will hold a press conference to announce his departure to the Premier League."
The 28-year-old could make his debut against Manchester United on Saturday.
Liverpool have been in need of a striker following the summer sale of Michael Owen and the Djibril Cisse's broken leg, while Morientes has seen little first team action at the Bernabeu, partly due to their purchase of Owen.
++ [ originally posted by aressandro10 ] ++
nice one by Liverpool... Morientes is such an undertaraded player..almost as underated as David Trezeguet.... hope he will adopt to the EPl as soon as possible...
and i wont be suprise if he do flop. EPL is such a different league compare to other place in europe playing-style-wise.. thats why many superstars took a lot of time to settel..some never does... but Benitez is slowly gaining grip of that situation and adapt himself, so Morientes would adaptation process will be cushioned...
if he can repeat what he did with Monaco , Liverpool did a great bargain...
look at our history and look at what Benitez is doing. we could be serious contenders in a couple years, and at least he'll be playing
I agree with Mikhail about the style thing...he's used to 4-4-2 while we usually play 4-5-1
It sucks that he can't play in the CL...but it probably helped drive his price down, so in the long run it might be a good thing
wow-that was a fast reply! if so, how could teams improve if they only got players that were "at their level"? the way to get better is to buy better players. He'll get plenty of playing time, and Liverpool is a much better team to play for than Lyon, the only other team to make a serious bid. and it's better for him to be playing consistently at Liverpool than almost never at Real