Taylor’s Tuesday Transfers: Tottenham does a U-turn on Andersen, while Liverpool secure Wilson’s release clause.
Ryan Taylor of Express Sport brings you the fifth edition of his monthly feature Taylor’s Tuesday Transfers…
The clock is ticking down until the start of the 2021/22 Premier League season, which will see Brentford make their top-flight debut against Arsenal at home. Transfer business is booming as teams try to put their squads together after Euro 2020, and while the window doesn’t close until August 31, matches are expected to impede negotiations once the season begins. This week’s edition of Taylor’s Tuesday Transfers has Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Fulham, Leicester, Newcastle, Manchester City, Celtic, and Burnley…
Joachim Andersen is set to join Crystal Palace on a permanent basis after leaving Lyon, but the Dane was on the verge of joining Tottenham…
The player’s representatives underwent extensive conversations with Tottenham during the end of his stay with Fulham last season, and there was anticipation that he would be playing football in north London next season.
Spurs, on the other hand, made it plain that any final choice would be made by their new manager, who had yet to be named, and that Fabio Paratici had subsequently been chosen as the club’s new technical director.
Instead, the Italian and Nuno Espirito Santo chose to pursue other targets, namely Atalanta’s Jules Kounde and Cristian Romero.
Palace has pounced and is likely to sign the Lyon centre-back for an initial fee of £19 million.
Andersen had always wanted to stay in the Premier League, particularly in London, after a fantastic time with the Cottagers in England, despite their relegation to the Championship.
In the transaction that saw Harry Wilson join Fulham, Liverpool was able to effectively negotiate a 15% sell-on clause.
This is a temporary loan that will become permanent in 2022 for roughly £12 million.
Wilson was adamant about making the grade at his boyhood club Liverpool, but both the organization and the player agreed that it was the perfect moment to go on.
The Welshman’s performances throughout his three prior loan spells with Cardiff, Bournemouth, and Derby suggest that Liverpool’s decision to obtain a sell-on clause could prove to be a wise one in the long run.
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