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Report: Everton looking at ex-Liverpool man with 30% sell-on clause

Everton could hand Liverpool money thanks to a reported sell-on clause. The Toffees like the look of an ex-Red playmaker who’s set to leave his club.

This comes from La Gazzetta dello Sport. They claim that Lazio are open to selling Luis Alberto in January after a controversial Twitch stream.

Alberto openly criticised the owner’s decision to buy a private plane for the team. That, unsurprisingly, rubbed certain people the wrong way.

And now Lazio could sell Alberto in January. That, says the paper, causes Everton to perk up – a team previously linked with the Spaniard.

The Express claimed back at the start of the year that Everton wanted Alberto. And why wouldn’t they? He’s got 34 assists in Serie A over the previous three seasons.

There is a catch for the Toffees, though. That Express report claims Liverpool have a 30% sell-on clause that Everton would trigger.

The Reds put it in there after selling Alberto to Lazio back in 2016. They’d profit, then, from any move to Everton.

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The really good news for Liverpool is that they’re not dependant on their neighbours for this to happen. The Gazzetta report claims both Juventus and Internazionale like Alberto and could move.

What RTK has to say

Everything adds up – we entirely believe Lazio would move Alberto on for something like that. We also believe all of these teams would be interested in a very productive playmaker.

And from a Liverpool perspective, the clause is surely there. The Reds signed the player for £6.8m and sold him for £4.3m – that’s just a bad deal unless there’s potentially a future payment.

So, hopefully, someone signs him and gets Liverpool a bit of cash. We can’t quite decide who, though.

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On the one hand, it would be satisfying for Everton to gift Liverpool some cash. But they’d also get a very good player – we don’t want that.

But with Juventus and Inter both hanging around, it seems that Liverpool will get their money no matter what.

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