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Report: Liverpool agree deal to sell Liam Millar to Basel

Liverpool have agreed a deal with Basel for the sale of forward Liam Millar.

The Athletic report that the Swiss side will pay £1.3m for the services of the Canadian.

The same outlet claims that Liverpool have also managed to negotiate a 20% sell-on clause in his contract.

The player has had his medical and agreed personal terms, so the transfer is set to be completed in the coming hours.

Other sides had been interested in his services, such as New York Red Bulls, Blackpool and Charlton Athletic, where Millar was on loan last season.

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However, he will now move to Champions League regulars Basel, who came second in the Swiss Super League last season.

Basel an excellent option for Millar

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In Basel, Millar has got himself a fantastic move.

Considering that he only ever played once for Liverpool, that FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury in 2020 in the absence of all the senior players, he has done well to sign for such an established side.

The 21-year-old spent two half-seasons on loan at Kilmarnock in Scotland, where he failed to really impress.

Millar then went to Charlton last January where he fared much better, scoring twice and picking up six assists in 27 League 1 games.

He is a regular for the Canadian national team, having made his debut in 2018.

So Millar is very possibly punching above his weight with this move.

As well as regular European football, he will play in the 38,500 capacity St. Jakob-Park every week.

Basel also have a good reputation for developing young players. Xherdan Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah, Granit Xhaka, Breel Embolo and Ivan Rakitic are examples.

Considering they have inserted a 20% sell-on clause into the deal, Liverpool will be hoping that Liam Millar will be the next one.

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