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Alberto excited to be a Red


Luis Alberto.

Luis Alberto.

Luis Alberto.

Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto will use the success of Spaniards in the Premier League to motivate him as he prepares to join his compatriots with a move to Liverpool.

The 20-year-old is expected to fly into Merseyside for a medical and discuss personal terms in the next 24 hours after the two clubs settled on a fee, believed to be in the region of £6million initially with potential add-ons.

A deal is not expected to be completed before the weekend, but Alberto will almost certainly be Brendan Rodgers' third signing – after Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas – of the summer.

"I'm very much looking forward to it," Alberto said.

"I'm going to a club like Liverpool, a new culture, a new language, I have to adapt quickly, but I'm really looking forward to this big step.

"There are many Spaniards in England and they are doing quite well.

"Seeing all of them succeeding there motivates me even more."

Alberto, who came though the ranks at Sevilla, spent last season on loan at Barcelona B – scoring 11 times in the second division – but the Catalans did not take up their option to sign him permanently.