Rafa Camacho has informed Michael Edwards that he won’t be signing a new contract and the Reds will now look to sell him for £10million, according to the Echo.
The Academy graduate has just 12 months remaining on his contract and even though a tribunal would decide on what compensation Liverpool would receive if his deal expired, the club has decided to sell him this summer.
Camacho made his first appearance for the first team against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup this season but was not included in the 26-man squad that travelled to Marbella this week.
With the decision to sell Camacho being taken, Liverpool will demand at least £10million for the versatile young player but are willing to keep him beyond this summer if their asking price isn’t met.
Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have become ruthless in the transfer market and are not bullied into making decisions that are not best for the short and long term future.
One of the few occasions that the Reds were forced into making a transfer they didn’t want to sanction was when Philippe Coutinho moved to Barcelona but Klopp and co. turned that into a positive situation by signing van Dijk, Fabinho and Alisson.
With the quality that Liverpool have in attacking areas, it’s unlikely that the first team will miss Rafa Camacho too much.
Despite Klopp needing more depth in attacking areas, Camacho hasn’t really been given a look in and this is clearly a reflection of the club’s vision for him.
When you consider that Rhian Brewster is already within the inner circle at Melwood, it’s understandable that Camacho will be frustrated by his lack of chances.