The transfer deadline is still a day off, but Liverpool have been hard at work today wrapping up loose ends. Already Fabio Borini has completed a move away from the club, making the permanent £8M switch to Sunderland. Meanwhile, Nigerian starlet Taiwo Awoniyi signed for Liverpool before being loaned out to FSV Frankfurt.
Liverpool have also found new short-term homes for Sergi Canos and Samed Yesil, who will be joining Brentford and FC Luzern in search of a bit of first team action this year. For Yesil, now 21 years old and coming of a series of serious injuries, it’s a chance to hopefully get a season under his belt before rejoining the Reds next summer.
German football fans had labeled Yesil the next Gerd Muller when he joined in 2012 from Bayer Leverkusen for £1M. Multiple ACL injuries, though, have cast his career at the top level into doubt, and a player who at one time seemed a lock to become a star now will simply be hoping he can go 12 months without picking up another serious injury.
Canos, on the other hand, is earlier in his development. The Spaniard joined from Barcelona’s academy in 2013 when Liverpool seized the opportunity to offer him a senior contract before the Catalan’s were allowed to by Spanish law. He has since impressed at the academy and now heads off in search of first team football to aid in his development.
Brentford, who Canos will join until January, have struggled at the start of the Championship season and currently stand 18th in England’s second division. FC Luzern, who Yesil will be joining for the entire season, are Swiss Super League stalwarts who finished fifth last year. They are managed by former Red Markus Babbel.