Considering he’s somebody who they very rarely see or even hear from, plenty of Liverpool fans have been quick to heap praise on the club’s Sporting Director Michael Edwards in the past and it looks like The Reds’ transfer guru has pulled off another very good deal for the Premier League champions.
Not only has Edwards been rightly praised for completing team friendly deals for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk throughout the years, he’s also been great at getting value when selling players too and he’s earned plaudits for getting plenty of value in terms of transfer fees for unwanted members of the squad.
The likes of Kevin Stewart, Dominic Solanke and Rhian Brewster have been sold for big fees in the past and whilst Edwards’ latest deal might not have been a permanent sale, he’s still completed a very good piece of business for Liverpool.
Harry Wilson has completed a loan move to Cardiff City and according to reports, not only are the Bluebirds paying the entirety of Wilson’s £60,000-a-week salary for the rest of the season, they’re also handing a £1.2million loan fee to Liverpool.
Despite his obvious talent, Wilson’s chances of getting regular game time for Liverpool this season were pretty much non-existent, especially as Xherdan Shaqiri stayed at the club, keeping the Welshman very low down in the pecking order.
For Edwards to add £1.2m into the club’s funds and to get £60,000-a-week off the wage bill, for a player who would have been struggling to even make it into a match day squad, is excellent business and once again shows that Liverpool really do have one of the best sporting directors in world football.
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