25 May 2016

Surprise Transfer: 'Fantastic' £4m Liverpool attacker close to leaving Anfield after failure to agree new contract

In recent weeks, Liverpool youngsters Jordan Rossiter, Jerome Sinclair, and Daniel Trickett-Smith have all agreed deals to leave Anfield, and new reports suggest that the Reds are on the verge of losing another talented Academy player.

According to the Liverpool Echo:

"Sergi Canos [is] heading for a surprise exit after reaching a [contract] stalemate. A number of clubs are monitoring Canos, who is valued at £4m by LFC".

Canos - hailed by U21 coach Michael Beale as 'fantastic' - grabbed 10 goals/assists in 37 games for Brentford this season (one every 160 minutes), and in a recent interview, he waxed lyrical about playing for Liverpool next season:

“I want to show that I’m ready to play for Liverpool. When I was at Barca, I was like: ‘I hope one day I can work with Klopp’".

In my view, leaving Liverpool is the best thing Canos can do this summer. With Ibe, Ojo, Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana in the squad (plus more attackers inevitably arriving this summer), it'll be hard for Canos to get regular game time, especially with the reduced fixture list.

Canos rejected Barcelona for Liverpool, and playing for the Reds is his 'dream':

“Liverpool offered me things at a sporting level that Barça didn’t. I am searching for my dream, and every time I go to Anfield I get goosebumps".

Canos is a talented player, but the reality is that losing him won't make much difference to Liverpool's forward progress. After all, you can't miss what you never had, and the Spaniard has just ten minutes of game time to his name.

Another one bites the dust?



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