Liverpool have become the envy of the world with their transfer business. Even Rio Ferdinand has pointed to the virtues of the club’s recruitment policy. Even when The Reds don’t get exactly what they want they do help themselves, Liverpool could be settle to profit from reported Manchester United interest in Rafael Camacho thanks to a sell on clause.
Last summer saw Liverpool sell Camacho to Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth up to £7m. The deal also included a buy back clause and a 20% sell on fee.
The teenage winger had been close to agreeing a new deal at Anfield with his contract set to expire in 2020.
However, talks collapsed and with the club worried about the youngster running down his contract and agreeing a free transfer away in January 2020, Michael Edwards negotiated his sale to Sporting Lisbon.
According to a report in The Star, Everton and Manchester United have been monitoring Rafa Camacho’s performances in Portugal.
The 19-year-old has made 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Given that Liverpool have a sell on clause, they could be set to profit from any potential interest in Camacho from their Premier League rivals.
This goes to show that even though The Reds didn’t get what they wanted in the first instance – they wanted to keep Camacho – things could still work out in Michael Edwards’ favour.
If Lisbon do sell the winger in the summer then it would be testament to Edwards and his recruitment team’s ability to squeeze value out of every single deal, even in a scenario where we were backed into a corner we still managed to cover ourselves for the future.