This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
On Thursday night it was announced that Liverpool would be losing a bright young talent in Rafael Camacho.
The forward will now continue his career at Sporting Lisbon, but despite all the potential he may have, the Reds have certainly made the right decision with this one.
For the past few weeks it has been speculated that Camacho would be leaving Anfield this summer, but now his destination has been confirmed.
Liverpool have negotiated a good deal for the youngster. They will receive an initial £5m, while the deal also includes a 20 per cent sell-on fee as well as a buy-back clause.
Although some fans were disappointed at the news of the teenager’s departure, they should rethink their stance.
Shouldn’t have left…..i have a feeling we gonna regret selling him
— L.Y.A.R (@iamoor3) June 28, 2019
— Z⋀MIL (@zamil_ishak) June 28, 2019
Oh no!!!! Rafa Camacho is a fantastic player ?
— Marcos Otero (@markis_puga) June 27, 2019
Jurgen Klopp has earned the right never to be undermined by any member of his squad, even more so by a 19-year-old who had only just made their debut.
The last thing the European champions need is someone rocking the boat, and it seemed that Camacho would have done that.
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His goalscoring record at youth level is decent as he scored eight in 14 in PL2 last season. But a prolific record at PL2 level doesn’t mean that he deserves a spot in arguably the most talented frontline in the world.
Camacho was unwilling to bide his time, and he made it known he was unhappy with the way he was being utilised. Perhaps he will be a top player one day when he matures, and if that comes to fruition Liverpool can trigger their buy-back clause, but for now, getting rid of the problematic teen is probably the best thing for Klopp’s side.