Liverpool could see seven-figure benefit from special release clause

  • Liverpool are expected to move out some outcasts and will raise funds in the process
  • The club could also see an unexpected cash flow from the sale of a former player
  • Liverpool could receive upwards of £9M if someone activates Dominic Solanke’s release clause
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Liverpool are not expected to be overly busy this summer with their incomings, with just two or three additions expected to be made. However, the club could see several departures, such as Sepp van den Berg, Caoimhin Kelleher and Nat Phillips. Some outgoings will likely provide a respectable amount of cash flow into the club, which is never bad for surplus players. Recent news suggests the Reds could add even more money to the club by selling a former player.

Liverpool could see seven-figure benefit from special release clause

Former Liverpool player Dominic Solanke has £65m release clause, with the Reds having a sell-on percentage

Recently revealed by The Athletic, AFC Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke has a release clause worth £65m that somebody can activate this summer. However, part of the details of this news suggests that only "top teams" would be able to activate the clause, although that's the type of clubs that would be in the mix for Solanke.

So what does that even mean for Liverpool? To those unaware, Solanke was a Liverpool player from 2017 to 2019, joining the Reds after his contract at Chelsea expired. The English striker failed to impress after one season on Jurgen Klopp's side, and surprisingly, in the January transfer window of 2019, Bournemouth outright signed Solanke for £19m.

In addition to the transfer fee paid to Liverpool by the Cherries, a 20% sell-on clause was also inserted into the transfer. With Solanke's significant release clause potentially being activated now, Liverpool could earn at least £9m in any transfer.

Solanke had a 19-goal season with Bournemouth this past campaign, but unfortunately, it was not enough to make the Euro 2024 squad under Gareth Southgate. Sure, 9 million is not a lot, relatively speaking, but every little bit goes a long way in making big money transfers possible for Liverpool in the future.