Nacional defender Sebastian Coates says he would prefer to join Liverpool rather than Manchester City.

The 20-year old Uruguay international has been heavily linked with both clubs recently but has revealed that he would choose the Reds over big-spending City.

"I'd prefer Liverpool to Manchester City, but would need to see what they have to offer and would compare them," Coates told Ovacion.

"But having the help of Luis Suarez would be very important. I will be going to England, we are just missing a few details now.

"The Liverpool offer ticks all boxes, so fair to say it's a done deal. Luis's success is important for me as another Uruguayan joining.

"Liverpool is a club with great tradition and history, and Luis would be a great help to me. Suarez has spoken to Kenny Dalglish and his managers about my signing.

"He said it will be great having a Uruguayan with him, we chatted for quite a while, as he is someone I know well."

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