It's always sad to see a promising Liverpool youngster moving on for the sake of their career, but with both Liverpool's academy and first team strengthening in recent seasons it has become an increasingly common occurrence. Today the player moving on is 21-year-old midfielder Conor Coady, who is undergoing a medical at Huddersfield Town after the two clubs agreed a fee for the young player.
Coady had made an impact while on loan with League One's Sheffield United last season, and there were rumour he might end up there on a permanent deal. In that light, Championship side Huddersfield Town, who finished 17th in the 24-team league, represent a step up. Huddersfield will be looking to consolidate this season, their third in a row in the Championship after an absence of more than a decade.
A fee of £500k plus add-ons is believed to have been agreed, and as is standard in such cases there is likely to be a sell-on fee written into the deal such that Liverpool would stand to profit should Coady impress and earn a move back into the Premier League. Personal terms have also been agreed, and assuming he passes his medical an official announcement is expected to arrive over the next few days.