Liverpool To Re-Sign 33-Year-Old Jay Spearing Nine Years After Leaving The Club
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Liverpool's transfer business is set to continue with one of the more surprising signings of the summer, as Jay Spearing looks to return to Anfield.
The Champions League runners up made an instant splash on the summer transfer window as they confirmed the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
The striker will become the most expensive player for the club of all time when they complete all the bonuses, taking over from Virgil van Dijk's current record.
Jurgen Klopp's team are also expected to add Aberdeen youngster Calvin Ramsay to the team, with the 18-year-old thought to be the end of their business.
However it seems that it's not completely done, with the shock re-signing of Spearing, nine years after the midfielder left the club the first time, according to the Telegraph.
Spearing was last playing for Tranmere Rovers in League Two, with the Merseyside club finishing just two points out of the play-offs.
But now the 33-year-old is going to be making a big upgrade, no offence Tranmere, by signing for the second best team in England.
Of course it's not like the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder is going to be lining up with Nunez, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and the like.
Instead Spearing will be playing for the club's under 23s team, helping to give advice for those on the cusp of making it into Klopp's side.
As well as that he will also be helping to coach the young players at the club, with his role being defined by youth director Alex Inglethorpe.
The move is similar one that Manchester United made last year, with Paul McShane returning to Old Trafford, after his spell at Rochdale had ended.
McShane wasn't even registered to play for the first team but played six times for the under 23s in the Premier League 2 and Football League Trophy.
The Northern Irishman has since retired from playing but still continues to be a coach at Old Trafford.
Spearing joined Liverpool as a 10-year-old and worked his way through the youth ranks at the club, making his debut for the first team in 2008.
He made 55 appearances for the team over five years, winning the League Cup, and reaching an FA Cup final, before being sold to Bolton in 2013.