AFC Bournemouth Unveil New Loan Signing Nat Phillips
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Report: Liverpool made a total of £1.75m from successful loan deal this season

Liverpool have made a reported £1.75m from sending Nat Phillips on loan to Bournemouth this season. It goes to show the academy’s value.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They claim that Liverpool secured a total of £1.75m from sending Nat Phillips on loan to Bournemouth in January.

The Cherries paid an initial £1.5m to bring Phillips in on a temporary basis. They then had to pay an extra £250k after he helped them secure a promotion to the Premier League this month.

All in all, it’s a decent fee for a player Liverpool will get back next month. In fact, it goes a long way to showing how valuable the academy truly is – and how much money there is to be made in loan deals.

Liverpool profit from Nat Phillips loan deal

Phillips is a tremendous success story for the Reds’ academy. They picked him up after he left Bolton Wanderer’s academy, seeing something in him that few did.

Fast forward five years and Phillips was playing regular football in the Premier League as Liverpool finished third. Now he’s making them money out on loan and will almost certainly leave for a decent fee this summer.

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Seeing talent like that – and developing it properly – is a massive part of Liverpool’s success. They’ve done it at the highest level with some of the world’s most important players but they can do it at youth level, too. Phillips will remain the finest example of that for a long time to come.

And these loan deals are something Liverpool will only lean into more from here. They’ve proven that their young players can step up to a top level, even with limited experience. More lucrative loan deals and sales will be on the way – and it’s money that could really benefit the first-team long-term.

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