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Liam Millar Signs for Basel

The deal is estimated to be worth £1.3 million.

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The Athletic reports that Liverpool FC forward Liam Millar has parted ways with the club, signing for Swiss outfit FC Basel in a deal worth £1.3m. The 21 year-old forward was chased by a number of clubs like New York Red Bulls, Blackpool, Odense as well as Charlton Athletic, but he has chosen to sign with the Swiss giants.

Liverpool have also tacked on a 20% future sell-on clause, so the club stands to gain should young Millar increase his stock at Basel and be sold for a huge fee in the future.

Basel, whom current Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri used to play for, should present a healthy step-up in level for the Canadian striker. The 21-year-old Millar was a product of Fulham’s academy before making the switch to Liverpool’s youth setup in 2016. Playing for Liverpool’s Under-18 side, he scored 17 goals and assisted eight more before being promoted to the Under-23s. He scored nine goals and assisted six in 38 games.

Liam also had two loan spells during his time here, Kilmarnock in 2019 and more recently, Charlton Athletic, where he spent the second half of the 2020/21 season. As a member of the Addicks, Millar played 27 times, registering three goals and six assists.

Millar played once for Liverpool’s senior team, in the 1-0 FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town in February last year. All the best Liam. Tear up the Swiss league!