Manchester City is set to hand Liverpool and impressive windfall as they look to strengthen their squad in the summer.
It’s going to be a bit of an arms race when the season concludes. Jurgen Klopp will want to bring in reinforcements and strengthen in several areas, while Pep Guardiola is always looking to splash the cash.
It’s rare that both sides will be looking to fill the same gaps, but the Reds and the Cityzens both need a forward. Divock Origi will be moved on, while Takumi Minamino’s future is more wobbly than Bruce Grobbelaar’s legs.
Liverpool could be due a nice sum
Over in Manchester, Sergio Aguero looks set to leave the club and Gabriel Jesus has never looked like a natural finisher. So what’s going to happen?
Ings has been one of the best Premier League strikers since he moved from Liverpool to the south coast. His quality was never really in doubt, but injuries derailed his time at Anfield and by the time he was fit Ings was never going to get back into the side.
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But if City decides to sign the 28-year-old, Liverpool will be due a nice little windfall. The Echo reported that there’s a 20% sell-on fee included in the deal that took Ings to Southampton.
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That means that if Southampton manages to sell their star man for anywhere near £40 million, the Reds will be due £8 million. Not bad for a day’s work.
Finances have been ravaged this year, so anything like that will be a wonderful addition to the coffers as FSG plan for the next summer’s transfer additions.
When Ings was signed, he probably was seen as a little bit of an investment. But nobody thought it would be an investment like that.