According to news source El Correo, Spanish club Alaves are looking to sign Liverpool defender Anderson Arroyo on loan for next season.
The 2001 UEFA Cup finalists are sure they can convince the 22-year-old to play for them in Spain’s second division of football.
They might have to compete with Elche for his signature, though.
He played at the same level with Mirandes last season, but because of work permit complications, he has not yet had the chance to play for the Reds.
Arroyo, who is originally from Fortaleza in Colombia, joined Liverpool in 2018 and has since had many loan spells across Europe.
His progress has been boosted by his campaigns with Mallorca B, Gent, Mlada Boleslav, and Salamanca (proceeding Mirandes), and despite his difficulties, he aspires to play for his parent club one day.
In an interview with liverpool.com earlier this year, he said, “Liverpool have always been attentive to me when out on loan.”
“I want to make a name for myself in European soccer and possibly stay at Liverpool someday.”
Arroyo is mostly known as a full-back, but has featured in the centre of defence for Mirandes this campaign.
He believes he could play both roles if he returned to Liverpool.
The truth is that I enjoy playing as a center defender and a fullback.
“Right now, I feel great in my position as a center defender. If I were to go back to Liverpool, it’s hard to predict what position I’d play in.
“I believe I would be at ease in either of the two positions the manager would need me in because I like both and I am content defending and I also like to go forward,” the player said.
Arroyo previously have played with fellow countryman Luis Diaz when they both competed for Colombia’s Under-20 team at the Copa America in 2017.
The aspiration will still be there for the technical defender to reach the first-team at Anfield.
But unless he makes a big impression during his loan spell and his work visa issues are resolved, it will continue to be a distant and sentimental relationship.