Following news that Andrew Robertson had left Hull City’s pre-season training camp in Portugal, it was likely only a matter of time before word his move to Liverpool had been agreed leaked out. With the player now back in England to undergo a medical for his new club, it now has.
According to The Liverpool Echo, the deal is done. A base fee of £8M plus a potential £2M further in add-ons should Robertson succeed at his new club has been agreed. The player is expected to complete the move and to then join the club on tour when they head to Germany next week.
With news also emerging today that Kevin Stewart will be heading to Hull in a deal that could rise to £8M with add-ons, it appears that Liverpool will have essentially swapped a reserve midfielder plus around £2M for a player they expect to compete with James Milner to start at left back.
Even if Robertson doesn’t grow into a player who can one day start regularly for the club, that’s a phenomenal deal at a position of need in the current market, one so inflated that RB Leipzig today felt able to reject a £66M bid from Liverpool for midfielder Naby Keïta.