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Reds agree deal with Madrid to sign Sahin on loan

India TV News Desk 25 Aug 2012, 21:58:15 IST
India TV News Desk
Liverpool, Aug 25: Liverpool says it has reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin on a season-long loan deal.




If Sahin passes a medical and agrees personal terms he will become Liverpool's fourth new signing under manager Brendan Rodgers, joining Joe Allen, Fabio Borini and Oussama Assaidi at the club.

Sahin moved to Madrid in the 2011 offseason but struggled to win selection in place of center midfielders Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira.

Arsenal were reportedly interested in signing Sahin but the deal broke down, apparently over the inclusion of an option to make the move permanent.

The 23-year-old Sahin has played 31 internationals for Turkey and became its youngest ever scorer at 17 when he found the net on his debut against Germany in 2005.