Exclusive: Liverpool deal to sign attacking midfielder is ‘done and sealed’ despite Man Utd offer

Despite a bigger offer from Manchester United, Fatawu Issahaku has decided to join Liverpool and will spend the 21/22 season loan with Sporting CP.

On Saturday, Anfield Central was the first to report that Manchester United were trying to hijack a deal to sign Fatawu Issahaku and were willing to pay him a higher monthly salary as well as cover all his living expenses.

United had given the player the same ultimatum that Liverpool issued the Ghanain regarding his agents and had even offered to help him find an agency that already works closely with the club.

Anfield Central is now delighted to report that Liverpool have reached an agreement with Issahaku which includes the original monthly salary.

The Merseysiders refused to be bullied by United and did not increase the finances included because they felt that they were being played by his agents the way that Bayer Leverkusen did when Issahaku first decided to move to Liverpool.

The player was told that choosing Anfield over Old Trafford was better for his career and that making a decision on his future based on money would only result in disappointment further down the line.

Sporting Lisbon will take the player on loan and he will remain with the Portuguese side until he qualifies for a working permit in line with new immigration laws but will still need to find new representation before he is able to move to Liverpool.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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