21 year old Canadian winger Liam Millar joined Liverpool’s Academy in 2016 as a striker. The Toronto-born player moved from Fulham on a free transfer.
He is now set to move to Swiss club FC Basel for a £1.3 million fee, according to James Pearce at The Athletic. Basel placed second in the Swiss Super League last season. Liverpool have also negotiated a 20 per cent sell-on clause, Pearce reports.
Personal terms have already been agreed with Millar, who is expected to undergo a medical in the next 48 hours. Following that, the deal will be completed.
There was also apparent interest from the New York Red Bulls, Odense, Blackpool and Charlton Athletic for the young Canadian international, but Basel won the race eventually.
Following his move to Liverpool from Fulham, Millar played for a few years in the youth teams, including a stint under Steven Gerrard, and captained the U-23 team. He then joined Kilmarnock on loan. This was followed by another loan spell at Charlton Athletic.
He made one first-team appearance for Liverpool last year against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup in February 2020. He has made 11 appearances for the Canadian national team.
Basel has been home to Xherdan Shaqiri and Mohamed Salah in the past, and will now welcome a Liverpool player moving the other way.