Liverpool expect one more sale to take their transfer income to £65m, according to reports. This comes as Takumi Minamino leaves the club.
Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday that Takumi Minamino has left for AS Monaco. It ends a two-and-a-half-year spell at the club in which the Japan international left his mark – despite the irregular game time.
Minamino is the latest player to leave this summer after Divock Origi and Sadio Mané also departed. The three forwards have brought in a fair amount of cash, too.
Neco Williams is the player they believe will leave and it appears they’re confident of securing that price. Nottingham Forest and Southampton have apparently shown the most interest.
Liverpool to boost transfer income
That’s perhaps a little surprising, given Williams shone with Fulham over the first half of 2022. We expected the Cottagers to get involved for the right-back – and other reports have claimed as much.
But really, Williams should get a transfer for everyone’s sake. Liverpool could use the extra cash and don’t have quite the same need for the player after Calvin Ramsay arrived.
Williams needs a move, too, as it’s about time he got regular first-team football at a club that can offer him a future. Liverpool just can’t do that – not with Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.
And if they do sell Williams for £15m, it’ll take the income to £65m. That’s an interesting figure as it would cover the entirety of Liverpool’s initial fee for Darwin Nunez.
Per the Athletic, the Reds will pay Benfica a guaranteed £64m that could rise with add-ons. It seems that they want to cover the cost quickly, though – and Williams’ sale would do that.