Danny Ward caught the eye for Wales at Euro 2020 on Saturday. He’s an example of how Liverpool can use the tournament to make money this summer.
Wales kicked off their Euro 2020 campaign on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland and goalkeeper Danny Ward caught the eye. He’s an ex-Liverpool player, of course.
And with that, he highlights how Liverpool can benefit financially from this tournament.
Danny Ward at Euro 2020
Ward currently plays for Leicester City, though he’s behind Kasper Schmeichel in the pecking order. In fact, that’s an understatement.
Ward hasn’t played in the Premier League for Leicester, despite joining the club years ago. His ability gets him in the Wales squad but he doesn’t get the first-team football he’d like.
But some more performances like this would draw interest from elsewhere. Leicester will have a chance to sell and may command a decent fee. After all, international-standard goalkeepers aren’t too cheap.
And the Foxes won’t be the only ones liking the sound of that. Per the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool would take 20% of any fee for Ward.
If Ward went for even just £15m, that’s an extra £3m into Liverpool’s transfer budget this season. And that’s something they’ll like.
Liverpool must sell to buy this summer, according to the Athletic. Getting any money for Ward would be a bonus, then, as the Reds don’t sacrifice anything to get it. It’s completely free, really.
And that’s the Euro 2020 effect in action. There is a chance to boost players’ values and draw transfer interest. It’s especially vital for someone like Ward who is essentially never in the public eye.
We recently wrote how another Welsh player can do similar for the Reds – Harry Wilson. Between them, they could add another few million to the budget with a couple of eye-catching displays.
And as Liverpool chase player sales, that could make a difference this summer.