Behind every great football club is an even greater sporting director – as such is the situation on Merseyside.
Michael Edwards is one of the best negotiators in the Premier League. His stellar work to exchange castaway Philippe Coutinho for a whopping £142million deserves to go down in the club’s history. Not only did they cash in on a man who would go on to be unwanted by Barcelona, but the money saw Liverpool purchase two of their most important signings in recent years.
Now, he could be about to solidify another wonder deal for the club by offloading three fringe players for an impressive sum of £50million. That’s according to Goal.com, who claim that Edwards is working on moves away from Anfield for Rhian Brewster, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic.
No formal offers have been made for the trio, but the club are reportedly confident that all three will be offloaded before the end of the current window.
Should Edwards get these deal finalised, it will go down as one of the club’s best pieces of business. Arguably on par with selling Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace for £27million, despite ultimately flopping at the Merseyside team.
Brewster has yet to play a single minute of Premier League football, whilst Grujic and Wilson have been cast off into the no-man’s land of back-to-back loans. Pocketing £50million for three players the club doesn’t rely on will be exceptional business and proof that Edwards is without a doubt one of the best in his position.
In other news, Liverpool set to loan Loris Karius to Union Berlin