Last Updated: 12/06/20 8:29pm
Liverpool have confirmed midfielder Pedro Chirivella will leave the club to join French side Nantes when his contract expires at the end of June.
The 23-year-old Spaniard had spent seven years at Anfield but has opted to move on after failing to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad.
“Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks Pedro for his contribution to the club and wishes him the best of luck in his future career,” a club statement said.
Chirivella responded to the club’s post on Twitter, writing: “Thank you for everything, always.”
He made his Premier League debut for Liverpool against Swansea towards the end of the 2015-16 season, but that remains his only top-flight appearance for the club.
That was despite him being named in Liverpool’s 25-man squad for the current season, which has seen him feature in both domestic cup competitions.
The former Spain youth international had loan spells with Dutch sides Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II, but now makes a permanent move to France’s top division.
Nantes were 13th in Ligue 1 when their season was curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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