Goal have claimed that wantaway Liverpool defender Yasser Larouci is expected to leave the club on a permanent basis with Championship outfit Brentford among the clubs interested.
Larouci, 19, is set to enter into the final year of his Liverpool contract after the teenager reportedly turned down an extension to his existing deal earlier this month in an attempt to seek regular first-team football elsewhere.
It has been decided that it could be best for both parties if a transfer were agreed and both Liverpool and Larouci parted ways.
Liverpool recently signed Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos last week which effectively means Larouci would be identified as the club’s third-choice option at left-back if he were to stay behind both Andy Robertson and the Reds’ most recent signing Tsimikas who joined for a £11.75 million fee [Guardian].
Larouci has clocked up two professional appearances for Liverpool since joining from French outfit Le Havre back in 2017. Both of the youngster’s senior bouts occurred during last season’s FA Cup victories against Everton and Shrewsbury Town.
The report from Goal claims that Championship play-off runners-up Brentford could look to sign Larouci who has already commenced talks regarding his imminent future with potential suitors.
Having initially joined as a winger, Larouci was converted into a versatile full-back at Liverpool’s Kirkby academy set-up and the Algerian-born youngster was also part of the Reds’ recent FA Youth Cup triumph in 2019.
The reality is that Liverpool have acted swiftly following reports that Larouci no longer sees Anfield as a viable long-term option to take his development to the next level which played a role in the club signing Tsimikas.
Larouci could be an ideal fit for Brentford in the Championship as Liverpool have had a number of success stories from Reds players starring in England’s second-tie such as Harry Wilson and Herbie Kane.
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