By Dominic Toner
Long-serving Liverpool player Martin Skrtel is on the brink of a move to Fenerbahce, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim that the Slovakian defender is poised to sign for the Turkish side once he arrives in Istanbul from his holiday and will begin pre-season next week.
The 31-year-old has been with the Merseyside club since 2008 and is set to join Fenerbahce for a fee around £5million and will be joining up with the runners up of the Turkish league last season.
Skrtel has picked up an English League Cup medal during his Anfield career and was instrumental in the cup final, as he scored an equalising goal before Liverpool went on to triumph on penalties over Championship side Cardiff City.
He has amassed over 300 appearances at Liverpool and also boasts over 80 international matches to his name, unfortunately he couldn’t prevent Slovakia’s exit to Germany in the last-16 at Euro 2016 as they were defeated 3-0.
In response to the probable loss of Skrtel, Jurgen Klopp has already recruited Schalke defender Joel Matip as a replacement on a four-year contract.
The defender is following in the footsteps of former Liverpool favourite Dirk Kurt, who moved from merseyside to Fenerbahce back in 2012.
In other Liverpool transfer news, they have inserted two lucrative clauses in the transfer of an in-demand attacker.