Liverpool chief hailed as ‘genius’ after amazing transfer clause emerges

first_img targets Barcelona: “OK, we’ll agree to the £100 million clause for LFC players in the future”Michael Edwards:— 🔴 Two Red Gringos LFC 🎙 (@TwoRedGringos) November 21, 2018 2 LIVING THE DREAM Arise Sir Michael Edwards— F L A M E Z (@joshwortho) November 21, 2018 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Barcelona will have to pay a €100million (£89million) premium on top of any transfer fee if they want to sign any players from Liverpool before 2020.It has emerged this week that the Reds’ sporting director, Michael Edwards, negotiated the clause as part of Philippe Coutinho’s £142million move to the Nou Camp in January. Latest Transfer News targets Send Michael Edwards to negotiate Brexit. He’d walk out in 5mins with the entire EU in the palm of his hand.— Mo Syed (@Moessi81) November 21, 2018 And to say some of the Anfield faithful are happy with the reported clause is an understatement, with a selection of them taking to Twitter to hail the sporting director.Edwards was promoted into the role – one of the most powerful at the club in November 2016 – and, according to the club, the move was welcomed by manager Jurgen Klopp, who praised the executive’s contribution and influence in helping to assemble the current playing set-up within the first team. Suarez moved to Barca for £75m in 2014 LATEST IN DEMAND RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool initially refused to sell Coutinho when Barca made official approaches for him in the summer of 2017 – turning down three bids for the club’s former no.10.Offers of £72m, £90m and £118m were all rejected by the Reds as Klopp fought hard to retain the creative hub of his midfield in the closing stages of the summer transfer window last year.Coutinho handed in a transfer request on the eve of the 2017/18 campaign in an attempt to force through a move but the Reds finally gave in early in the next window. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti An alleged clause in the Coutinho agreement effectively ends any chance of Liverpool players joing Barca before 2020 The Brazilian became the third most expensive player of all time behind Neymar and Kylian Mbappe when he made the move from Merseyside.However, the Liverpool Echo report that, as part of the deal, Liverpool forced Barca to agree to paying an additional €100m on top of an agreed fee should they try to sign any more players from the club before 2020.This move effectively safeguards Liverpool from having their stars cherry-picked by a club that acquired Javier Mascherano from them in 2010 before landing Luis Suarez in 2014.Barca were rumoured to be interested in goalkeeper Simon Mignolet but if they were to make an approach, he would be available for a minimum of £89m. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 Michael Edwards, what a guy, he certainly knows how to do his job, unlike Ian Ayre, what a difference. Well #Barcelona, do you fancy coming in for any more off our players very soon? 😂 #LFC #MichaelEdwards #100MillionEurosClause— Benno (@LFCandPROUD) November 21, 2018 Michael Edwards is a Nabil Fekir away from a statue outside Anfield— Josh (@KloppStyle) November 21, 2018 Michael Edwards. Damn Son, What a Hit!Genius transfer dealings from the man. Give the man a song now!#YNWA #LFC #transferdeals— Sweet’nSourScouser (@warrenquan) November 21, 2018 Michael Edwards deserves a statue outside Anfield. What a genius. #LFC— Adrian (@LFCAdrian_) November 21, 2018 REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more