Manquillo makes Liverpool move

"Any footballer would want to come and play here," said Spanish right-back Javier Manquillo after joining Liverpool FC on loan from Club Atlético de Madrid.

Javi Manquillo (Club Atlético de Madrid)
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Liverpool FC have continued their summer recruitment with the addition of right-back Javier Manquillo on loan from Club Atlético de Madrid.

The 20-year-old joins the UEFA Champions League group-stage contenders for the next two seasons with an option for a permanent deal, his arrival following those of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Marković, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi, who has been loaned back to LOSC Lille.

Manquillo earned his senior debut in December 2011, though he made only 17 first-team appearances for Atlético, his 2013/14 campaign ended in February by a neck injury suffered against the club he left aged 13, Real Madrid CF.

Part of the Spain side that won the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, Manquillo told "I'm very happy to have signed for a club like Liverpool. I think it's one of the biggest in Europe. Any footballer would want to come and play here.

"When they tell you Liverpool want to sign you, I think like any player you are going to be absolutely amazed and you don't think of anything else. It's a team that nowadays any player would want to be a part of."