Liverpool have been busy in the past week. The Reds lost another defender until the end of the season and as a result they had to delve into the transfer market. The club decided to bring two centre backs in on deadline day. One of them was something of a surprise signing. Liverpool have been backed to make a ‘guaranteed profit’ on Ben Davies if they decide against him as a long term fix.
Liverpool sign Ben Davies
Late on Sunday evening, just as the Reds were battering West Ham, rumours started to surface.
Within a few hours there were reports that Liverpool had sealed a deal for Ben Davies.
The 25-year-old was signed from Preston North End for a reported £2m.
Davies had been thought to be on his way to Celtic at the end of the season.
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He had six months left on his contract at Deepdale, allowing the Reds to snap him up cheap.
The Athletic have been analysing the Reds’ January transfer business.
Simon Hughes and David Ornstein this week talked about whether or not the Reds would still be looking for a defender in the summer.
When talking about Davies, Hughes said the Reds can make a ‘guaranteed profit’ on the defender, if he ‘doesn’t prove to be the player Liverpool want’.
Hughes went on to say that Davies is a player ‘Liverpool can easily sell if it doesn’t work out’.
What RTK has to say
£2m for the best defender in the Championship is a steal.
The Reds have played a blinder with signing Davies, as Hughes points out.
We can sell him for a profit in future and put that money towards a bigger name signing.
It is yet another masterstroke from Michael Edwards.