Agent of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel suggests summer exit could happen

Martin Skrtel

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel has been linked with a move away from the club.

Martin Skrtel’s agent Mithat Halis has suggested the Liverpool defender could move on this summer amid strong interest from Turkish champions Besiktas, the Telegraph reports.

The Reds’ centre-back started the campaign as arguably the club’s number one defender yet a loss of form and recurring injury saw him lose out on a place in the starting XI under Jurgen Klopp.

Even following his return from a lengthy injury lay-off, Skrtel found himself on the substitutes' bench behind 35-year-old Kolo Toure who ended up partnering Dejan Lovren in the Europa League final.

The Slovakia international’s time at Anfield appears to be drawing to a close, and his agent has suggested a move could be on the cards as Turkish giants Besiktas are said to be interested.

“Skrtel is considering a move to Turkey and he is open to the option of playing here,” Halis told the Telegraph.

“Fenerbahce made an offer last season, Besiktas want Skrtel and make no secret of this. Turkish sides have been trying to sign him for five seasons but this summer he could make the move.”

Skrtel joined Liverpool from Zenit St Petersburg back in 2008 and he has since gone on to make 242 Premier League appearances for the club, winning the League Cup in 2012.

The 31-year-old has been a loyal servant for Liverpool, yet competition for places and the likelihood of another centre-back moving to Anfield this summer has put his future at the club in doubt.

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