Liverpool defender passes medical ahead of transfer to Fenerbache

Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel has successfully passed a medical with Fenerbache ahead of a proposed transfer to the Turkish club, according to the BBC.

After moving to Anfield from Zenit St. Petersburg in 2008, the 31-year-old Slovakian internationalist has made 319 appearances, whilst being a constant feature in Liverpool’s starting XI throughout his eight-and-a-half years with the club.

During that time Skrtel has won the 2011-2012 League Cup as Liverpool beat Cardiff on penalties, whilst also having been an unused substitute in last season’s Europa League Final, which Jurgen Klopp’s side lost 3-1 to Sevilla.

Skrtel recently issued an apology to Klopp after seemingly endorsing a derogatory remark about the German manager on Instagram, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

Nevertheless that supposed ill-discipline is not thought to be related to the defender’s transfer to Fenerbache, which is more a result of Klopp deeming Skrtel to be surplus to his requirements. That is particularly the case after the arrival of Joel Matip, with Klopp signing the 24-year-old Cameroonian centre back from Schalke.

Whilst the transfee fee that Liverpool are to receive from Fenerbache for Sktrel is yet to be confirmed, it is understood to be in the region of £5.5 million, which was quoted in the Daily Mirror.

In joining Fenerbache Skrtel, who has 83 international caps for Slovakia, will play alongside his international team-mate Miroslav Stoch as well as former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie.

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