Deal terminated by Liverpool, Javier Manquillo now valued at £30.9 million

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid value Javier Manquillo very highly...

Liverpool snapped up Javier Manquillo on an extended loan from Atletico Madrid in 2014, intended to last two seasons.

After failing to hold down a starting place in Brendan Rodgers' side, all parties decided the best option was to terminate the loan and move on.

The full-back signed with French side Marseille instead, with Atletico keen for him to go out and get regular game time with competition in Diego Simeone's side fierce.

French outlet RMC Sport report Marseille are keen on signing the Spaniard on a permanent basis, but have been met with fierce resistance.

RMC Sport report Atletico Madrid want a whopping 40 million Euros for Javier Manquillo - £30.9 million.

Tuttomercatoweb report Italian champions Juventus are also interested in the young defender, but are put off by the asking price and will attempt to negotiate.

Manquillo is still only 21, and has been getting the regular playing time he craved at Marseille, making 32 appearances, 31 of which have been starts.

This is more than double the number of matches he played at Liverpool last season, 14 starts, plus another as substitute.

Atletico Madrid's asking price shows they are unwilling to part with him easily, and certainly not on the cheap, and even if Manquillo had held down a first team place at Anfield it would not have been easy for them to do a deal, potentially wasting two seasons.

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