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Liverpool Could Net Massive Fee In Deal For Failed Midfielder

Liverpool Could Net Massive Fee In Deal For Failed Midfielder

During the Brendan Rodgers era, Liverpool made some incredibly bad signings. Who remembers Oussama Assaidi? The Moroccan winger is without a club since 2017 despite being only 31-years old.

While there were some awful players, another theme during this time was decent footballers who never really got a chance at Anfield. Iago Aspas is the prime example, with the striker going on to establish himself as a Spain international in recent years after having a very poor spell on Merseyside.

Luis Alberto  is another one. The Spanish midfielder made only nine Premier League appearances in two years at Liverpool, but has gone on to thrive at Lazio.

He joined the Italian club for a measly fee of around €4million, but Liverpool could be set to pocket a much larger fee from the deal.

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According to the Liverpool Echo, sporting director Michael Edwards managed to negotiate a 30% sell-on fee for Alberto. With some of the biggest clubs in Europe showing an interest in the player, and Lazio reportedly demanding a £69million fee for his services, the English side could be in line for a windfall of around £20million.

Liverpool have forged a reputation for extracting every possible bit of value from outgoing transfer deals in recent years, with Edwards at the centre of any negotiations. Bournemouth have been the main victims, but this clause is an example of the long-term thinking displayed by the club.

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Gary Connaughton

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