Transfer Roundup: Brewster departs, as Liverpool recoup £40million+ in player sales

Sam Patterson

A short one this week. Quite mad this is all still going on – in October. Anyway, it is all about outgoings as Brewster leaves for Sheffield United (and more are likely to follow him through the exit door).

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by Sam Patterson (@sam0007ster)

Rhian Brewster is a Sheffield United player. The twenty-year-old sealed his move to the Blades on Friday after the clubs agreed on a fee in the region of £23.5million – and there is more…

Michael Edwards and co have negotiated a 15% sell-on fee and a buy-back clause guaranteed for three years. The deal means the Reds have now recouped £40million+ from player sales.

And, assumedly, there is more to come. The likes of Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri – and perhaps even Divock Origi – could all still be sold.

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The prospect of another incoming is unlikely, with Liverpool’s business being concluded last month with the signings of Thiago and Diogo Jota.

Burnley end Wilson pursuit?

Harry Wilson has always been likely – very likely – to leave before the deadline on Monday night. But Burnley have pulled out of a potential deal to sign the youngster, according to The Athletic’s Andy Jones.

It appears that the clubs were in discussions until very recently, with the Clarets willing to pay around £16million for the youngster including add-ons (£12million + £4million).

The Reds, however, are holding out for a deal worth £20million, with £15million paid upfront.

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Given the nature of the transfer window, one would assume the deal is by no means ‘dead in the water’. Sean Dyche is clearly in the market for an attacking midfielder, so watch this space.

Short snippets

  • Marko Grujic is attracting interest from the two Premier League clubs. According to Dominic King, one is West Ham United and the other is Southampton, with the latter “very keen” on the midfielder.
  • Origi has inevitably been pushed even further down the pecking order with the signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves. But as per James Pearce, Divock Origi is not pushing to leave the club and the club is not looking to ship the Belgium out either.
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  • Xherdan Shaqiri was left out of Liverpool’s League Cup fourth-round defeat to Arsenal on Thursday night. The reason? Transfer-related. Two European clubs, one Italian, have entered negotiations for the Swiss international. The Reds are hoping to accrue a fee of around £20million.
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