Liverpool complete signing of full-back Nathaniel Clyne

Liverpool have completed the signing of Nathaniel Clyne, the 24 year old full back from Southampton, on a long term deal.

Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool FC

With 94 Premier League appearances for the Saints, and now 5 England caps, the player is expected to be a first team regular and a direct replacement for Glen Johnson.

The fee could rise to £12.5M depending on appearances and performance.

Clyne spoke to the club after sealing the deal:

"I'm delighted and it's a dream move for me to come here and play for such a big club with all of its history. I can't wait to get started.

"As soon as Liverpool showed their interest in me, I was happy and just wanted the deal to go through.

"The gaffer has shown a lot of interest in me and this is a place where I can improve as a player, I think. It's definitely a good opportunity to come here and try to fulfil my potential.

"I've played at Anfield before and know what the atmosphere is all about. It's a great atmosphere and will make me rise to the challenge. I'm really looking forward to it and hopefully it can push me on to putting on good performances."

 

Clyne scored on the opening day of last season at Anfield but it was Liverpool who ran out 2-1 winners against the Saints.  Clyne follows in the footsteps of Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert who last summer switched the south coast for Anfield.

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