Manchester United’s £55M signing helps Liverpool complete player sale, according to Fabrizio Romano

Manchester United’s signing of Lisandro Martinez has inadvertently seen Liverpool make a tidy profit as a result.

Liverpool will be thanking their Premier League rivals after the £55M (€57M) signing of the former Ajax defender was confirmed yesterday.

The idea of United helping to put money into Liverpool’s pocket will surely be a rather pleasing piece of news to hear.

In a strange turn of events, the purchase of Martinez has led to Liverpool agreeing a deal to sell forgotten-man Ben Davies to Rangers.

Profiting from United’s business

The Reds signed Davies back in 2021 when the club was going through an injury crisis at centre-half.

Signed from Preston, he never played for the club and yet, Liverpool are about to see around £3M profit from the sale to Rangers.

They can thank United’s signing of Martinez for that as this meant Ajax searched for a CV replacement for the Argentinian.

Calvin Bassey of Rangers impressed in their run to the Europa League final last year and Ajax moved quickly to secure their replacement.

The sale of Bassey to Ajax allowed Rangers to secure Davies as a direct replacement.

Liverpool, once again, proved they’re one of the best in the market with this shrewd bit of business having only paid £500,000 for Davies in 2021.

Davies’ time to shine (finally)

While some fans won’t particularly care too much about the sale, this move offers a chance for the 26-year-old to re-ignite his career.

He was originally linked with a move to Celtic before Liverpool and now finally gets his shot at one of Scotland’s most famous clubs.

It didn’t work at Anfield but now he has a fresh start in a team that has been a force in the Europa League in recent seasons.

If his spell in Scotland is successful, however, he could return to England in a few years.


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