Gonzalez committed to Reds
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mark Gonzalez has stated he is committed to joining Liverpool.
Mark Gonzalez has stated he is committed to joining Liverpool, despite a number of Liga clubs being interested in securing his services.
The Chilean winger has impressed in Spain this term having joined Real Sociedad on loan in January after seeing a work permit application to play in England rejected.
Gonzalez is now waiting for the green light from the Home Office before embarking on his new career with Liverpool in The Premiership.
The 21-year-old is flattered Sociedad and others are keen on signing him permanently, but has his heart set on moving the European champions.
"I am very thankful to Real Sociedad and their coach Jose Mari Bakero, but while they'd like me to stay I'm going to England to join Liverpool," said Gonzalez.
"I'm waiting until June 30 when I'll receive my papers authorising me to play and work in England. Obviously, the next step in my career is then to play for Liverpool.
"I have been in touch with Rafa Benitez (manager) and Paco Herrera (coach). They have been always up to date with my personal and professional situation."