Liverpool are close to hijacking Arsenal’s for Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo, according to Metro.

The Spain Under-20 star looked set for a season long loan move to Arsenal where the Gunners would have had first option to sign him permanently next summer.

But Brendan Rodgers has reportedly pipped Arsene Wenger to his signature after guaranteeing him more playing time at Anfield, with the defender initially expressing his concerns with what he was being offered at Arsenal.

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The 20-year-old is now desperate to join Liverpool and is hoping a deal between the Reds and La Liga champions Atletico Madrid can be agreed as soon as possible.

Wenger, however, has already identified an alternative option, with Catania’s Gino Peruzzi now well and truly in this sights.

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  • jay
    3 months ago

    Liam don’t really have a clue manquillo would be nothing but a bench warmer in the arsenal squad with our defense looking as it does now Liverpool defence is shocking so he will get first team football besides alot better players out there

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  • Rob
    3 months ago

    Sad article, trying to create a ribbing for Arsenal when the reality is Arsenal decided he was not urgently needed, Arsenal need back-up for whoever replaces Vermaelen should he leave. And this young league that was being discussed was the main reason for buying him. It’s not like it matters

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  • Finger man
    3 months ago

    Last time pool hijacked someone on loan touted to be heading to arsenal was sahin… I rest my case

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