Gabriel Mercado has terminated his agreement with Monterrey to boost his chances of making a move to Premier League side Liverpool, according to reports from Infobae.
Mercado was considered as one of the most consistent defenders in the Argentine Primera División after solid spells with the likes of Racing Club, Estudiantes LP and River Plate over the past decade or so.
To further enhance his ever growing reputation, Mercado performed extremely well during Argentina’s Copa America Centenario campaign and had managed to catch the attention of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, according to River Plate President Rodolfo D'Onofrio.
Speaking about Klopp’s interest, D'Onofrio had told Infobae, “Klopp likes him, but for Mercado to go to England, Argentina need to be champions [at the Copa America]. Winning a title with the national team would make possible a move to play in England."
However, it seemed like Mercado moving to Liverpool would not be a possibility as he had already agreed a switch to Monterrey and the defender was set to join the Mexican side this summer.
In a surprising turn of events though, revelations can be made that the 29-year-old has decided against joining Monterrey and the club have released the following statement to make the announcement.
The statement which was produced in the club’s official website read, “They participated that afternoon, Mr. Gabriel Mercado broke, unilaterally, the agreement that existed between the player himself and our institution.
“Although the agreement and the negotiations were handled in the times and forms required by the player and his representative, market determined the dissolution of the arrangements to suit its interests, same as at the time, duly reconciled with the offer that our club held.
“With this, our institution will continue with the necessary steps to incorporate a player to solve as soon as possible steps, sports requirements for the next tournament.”
Now according to reports from Infobae, Mercado has reportedly performed the astonishing U-turn in order to boost his chances of signing for Liverpool and that a transfer to Anfield coming to fruition could be a real possibility.