Yesterday's £4m deal tells us that Liverpool have a 21-year-old who could be worth a fortune - RTK View


Yesterday's £4m deal tells us that Liverpool have a 21-year-old who could be worth a fortune - RTK View

Rhys Williams could end up being worth a lot of money, if Liverpool’s £4m deal is anything to go by. The Reds sold Ben Davies yesterday.

Liverpool sold Ben Davies to Rangers on Tuesday, securing around £4m in the process. That’s actually a hefty profit on the 26-year-old, given he never played a game for the Reds.

£4m, then, for a player who went seven months without playing a game in 2021. Davies only played 22 games total across last season, in fact, as Sheffield United fifth in the Championship.

Still, Davies’s body of work was enough to convince Rangers he was worth the money. They pick up a player who should just about be entering his prime years and they’ll hope that his strange 18 months on the books at Liverpool was merely a blip.

This deal tells us that Liverpool are very good at selling players, then – though, we knew that already. It also tells us that they have another defender on their books who should end up being worth a fortune.

Rhys Williams could be worth a fortune

Liverpool also announced yesterday that Rhys Williams will join Blackpool on loan for next season. It’s a move to try and get his career back on track, having struggled with Swansea City last time out.

The Davies deal, though, tells us that a good season from Williams would seriously drive up his value. After all, some good Championship seasons are what kept Davies’ value in the millions – and it’s debatable if last year was one of those.

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Williams, then, can match that with a good season this term. He’d also have around eight months of impressive Premier League football under his belt, too, which is something Davies simply doesn’t have.

And on top of it all, Williams will still be only 22 in a year’s time. That’s four years younger than Davies is now.

Combine it all and Williams looks like a relatively experienced 22-year-old defender in a year. That’s worth a considerable amount of money, certainly far more than Davies has just gone for.

Liverpool will be crossing their fingers that this loan works out, then. If it does, Williams could end up being very, very valuable.

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