Plenty of Liverpool fans have been raving over a potential transfer windfall for the Reds amid speculation over the future of former Reds winger Ryan Kent.
The 23-year-old was sold to Glasgow Rangers for £7m last year and has now been the subject of transfer interest from newly-promoted Premier League side Leeds, who have had a £10m bid for the player rejected by Ibrox manager and former Reds captain Steven Gerrard.
As noted by @LFCTransferRoom on Twitter and reported by the Evening Standard, Liverpool inserted a 20% sell-on clause as part of the deal which saw Kent move north of the border a year ago, meaning that they would stand to reap more than £2m if Rangers accept a subsequent offer higher than that which they rejected from Leeds.
❗️Leeds United have asked about signing Ryan Kent from Rangers who was a long term target for Bielsa when at #LFC. Liverpool inserted a 20% sell-on clause that they believed was likely to be triggered given Kent’s age and talent. [@MailSport / @StandardSport] pic.twitter.com/BULjeDbloP
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) August 20, 2020
Kent only made one senior competitive appearance for the Merseysiders, an FA Cup third round clash against Exeter back in January 2016, before being sold for £7m last year following an initial loan spell at Ibrox.
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These Liverpool fans on Twitter were gleeful at the prospective windfall from the potential sale of the in-demand winger, with one Kopite hailing “another Edwards masterclass”, with sporting director Michael Edwards gaining a reputation for negotiating a number of prosperous transfer deals for the club.
Check out some of the feedback from the Anfield faithful below:
Barely played for us and still gonna bag us a nice few quid.
Michael Edwards is a football genius https://t.co/evMpcAirwo
— IrishScouser (@irish_scouser) August 21, 2020
£2m coming our way https://t.co/2W8qZoZ3LO
— Quinton (@futebolbaseroom) August 20, 2020
That’s a great bit of business from Liverpool, well played Mikey and the team 👏
— Rush The Kop (Champions 🏴🇪🇺🌍) (@RushTheKop) August 21, 2020
Another Edwards masterstroke!!
— THE THEATRE NETWORK (@theatrenetwork_) August 21, 2020
Stevie G helping us raise money for Thiago, you love to see it 😍😍❤️❤️ https://t.co/TAAHHNDv3N
— LFCAdam 🇱🇧⚽❤ (@SalahFanV1) August 21, 2020
Liverpool fans, how good a deal did the Reds get when selling Kent and inserting the sell-on clause? Comment below with your views!
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