Liverpool have announced the signing of Javi Manquillo on a two-year loan from the La Liga champions Atletico Madrid with an option to a permanent move at the end of this season.
The 20-year-old right-back has been in rumours to be linked with a move to Anfield for some time but the Merseyside outfit have finally confirmed their seventh signing of the summer as they look to rebuild a squad ahead of competing in the Champions League next season.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 6, 2014
The Spaniard, who has represented his nation at youth levels – was part of the European Under 19 championship in 2012. He has made 6 La Liga appearances for the club.
The news brings some good reaction from Liverpool fans on Twitter, have a look:
Welcome to Liverpool, Manquillo.
— SG8 (@TheAnfieldGlory) August 6, 2014
Manquillo turned down a move to Arsenal to join LFC. We like that thinking.
— LiverpoolFF (@LiverpoolFF) August 6, 2014
Welcome to the best club in the world Mr.Manquillo. YNWA
— AlexLFC (@AlexLFC90) August 6, 2014
Welcome Manquillo. The second he blocks a cross coming in the whole of Anfield will erupt. #LFC
— Hari Sethi (@Hari_Sethi) August 6, 2014
— Pete (@petrimensalo) August 6, 2014
Some already writing Manquillo off before he’s kicked a ball. I guess they know better than all our scouts eh
— Carson (@CarsonTawanda) August 6, 2014
Chambers over manquillo any day! #AFC
— Jack Wilshere (@TeamJack_10) August 6, 2014
Manquillo signing hopefully means the end of Johnson at RB. Manquillo is an absolutely top signing!! He’ll prove to be a star at RB. I know.
— #FaithWorkPatience (@solly_feni1) August 6, 2014
Now that Manquillo is in hopefully it makes way for that donkey Johnson to leave #eor
— Adam Cummins (@AdamCummo4) August 6, 2014