Sell-to-buy. Sell-to-buy. Every summer it’s sell-to-buy. Kopites have grown frustrated with the owners’ lack of ambition in the transfer market yet here we are again waiting to sell fringe stars before we buy. One of our rivals may have impeded a potential sale. Unfortunately, Chelsea selling Tino Livramento to Southampton may have cost Liverpool a potential £10m boost.
Chelsea selling Tino Livramento to Southampton
We aren’t the only club offloading youngsters.
According to various reports, Chelsea are close to selling Tino Livramento to Southampton.
The 18-year-old will join the Saints in a £5m deal according to The Guardian.
The teenager will sign a five-year-deal with the South Coast side when he makes the switch.
Brighton were favourites for the right back. However, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side swooped in.
Liverpool dealt £10m Neco Williams blow
This window will see a number of players leave Anfield.
We’ve already seen Marko Grujic leave for Porto and Harry Wilson join Fulham.
The Welshman is pushing for an exit in order to secure first team football.
Southampton were listed as an interested club with the Reds setting their price at £10m.
The Saints would likely have been ideal suitors for the 20-year-old given their trust in youth.
Chelsea cashing in on Livramento may have just cost Liverpool the sale of Neco Williams to Southampton, a potential £10m deal off the table.
Given that we need to sell before we buy, £10m is a significant sum to miss out on.
Fingers crossed Michael Edwards can capitalise on Brighton’s disappointment.