Liverpool’s summer of ins and outs are already in motion as Jurgen Klopp looks to set the Reds on course for a tilt at the Premier League title. However, it is the news of the imminent departure of a young star which has stunned the Anfield faithful.
The Liverpool boss is known to hand first team opportunities to up-and-coming talent, which has benefited the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn in recent seasons.
Yet, with few chances coming the way of a host of young stars this season due to early exits from domestic cups, the Reds are on the cusp of losing England Under-17 World Cup winner Rhian Brewster, and now – much to Liverpool fans’ dismay on Twitter – Yan Dhanda.
The 19-year-old penned a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Merseysiders in December 2015, but after the Swans’ relegation to the Championship Dhanda feels he will have a greater chance of breaking through to the first team with the Welsh club.
The news has come as a shock to a host of supporters on the red half of Merseyside who are up in arms over losing a top talent.
Here is what some had to say on Twitter…
Liverpool are set to receive £100,000 in compensation, and have also asked for a 20 per-cent sell-on clause to be inserted in his contract, but clearly that will do little to appease the upset of a large number of Reds fans.
Playing in the Premier League 2 division this season with Liverpool’s Under 23s, Dhanda scored 5 goals and bagged an assist in 18 games.