How Liverpool can net extra financial windfall from Ben Davies loan
Ben Davies joins Sheffield United
Liverpool’s 2020/21 campaign was a real nightmare.
The Reds had some seriously bad injury luck that saw their centre-back department hit particularly badly.
All of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip would face extended spells on the sidelines during 2020/21.
This would lead to Jurgen Klopp deploying Fabinho and Jordan Henderson as make-shift defenders. But even they also had their own injury problems.
In the end, Liverpool were forced into the market during the winter window, bringing in both Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies.
The former was signed on loan and would go on to form a decent partnership with Natt Phillips at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.
Davies, though, was signed permanently from Preston and was not afforded a single appearance for the Reds’ first-team.
And now, with the aforementioned centre-half trio back fit and Ibrahima Konate having also been signed this summer, Davies’ chances of playing for Liverpool became even slimmer.
So, it was not too surprising to see it made official on Monday that Davies has joined Championship outfit Sheffield United on a season-long loan.
Slaviša Jokanović has secured his first signing as Sheffield United boss with the acquisition of a vastly experienced and versatile Championship defender.
Liverpool’s Ben Davies arrives at Bramall Lane on a season-long deal. #SUFC 🔴
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) August 16, 2021
How Liverpool could earn £500,000
Though only a loan, Liverpool could be in line for a nice financial windfall from the move.
As per the Mirror, a loan fee of £500,000 has already been paid by the Blades.
But Liverpool could stand to make an extra £500,000 should Sheffield United secure promotion to the Premier League:
Liverpool could net a nice bonus if Ben Davies’ loan works out as planned this seasonhttps://t.co/O9jzvopLlO
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 17, 2021
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