Liverpool sign Southampton right-back Clyne for £12.5m

Liverpool have secured the signature of Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who moves to Anfield on a five-year deal for a fee of £12.5m.

The 24-year-old is the sixth new arrival at the club this summer and replaces Glen Johnson in the Liverpool squad, after his contract expired.

In a statement on the club’s website, Clyne said it is a dream come true to play for Liverpool and hopes to continue improving after an impressive three seasons at Southampton.

Liverpool had a £10m bid for Nathaniel Clyne rejected last month image:

Liverpool had a £10m bid for Nathaniel Clyne rejected last month

“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,” said the England international.

“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 started his career with Crystal Palace in 2008, before moving to the south-coast in 2012 where he made over 100 appearances in all competitions for Southampton.

He joins James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino in making the move to Liverpool this summer as Brendan Rodgers hopes to bring the club back to the Champions League.

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