Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto has edged closer to a move to Liverpool, after the club revealed that he would leave the Serie A side at the end of the season, according to ClubCall.com.
The Brazilian has established himself at the Italian club’s first-choice goalkeeper since moving to the club in 2011 and has recently been attracting a lot of interest across Europe.
Liverpool, in particular, have been heavily linked with the shot-stopper and now they could make a move for the net-minder as soon as this month.
Neto’s Fiorentina contract is set to expire in the summer and the club have now revealed that he will not be renewing his deal and that he is all set to leave the club.
"ACF Fiorentina must announce that goalkeeper Norberto Murara Neto today officially informed the club of his intention not to prolong his contract with the Viola. The decision is definitive,” the club said in an official statement.
"Neto was keen to make it known that his decision is entirely unrelated to financial motivations, with his desire to be free to decide his own future the sole reason behind his move."
An incoming Neto at Liverpool in January could provide much needed goalkeeper competition to improve our defence— Kuhan (@_nahuk) January 4, 2015
Liverpool have been linked with a new goalkeeper after some shaky performances from their first-choice Simon Mignolet, which saw him dropped in favour of Brad Jones.
However, Jones was also unable to silence to Kop critics and the Reds could find themselves dipping into the transfer window this month.
Brendan Rodgers must now decide whether to make a move or hold off until the summer, in hope of snapping up Neto on a free transfer.