Highly rated teenager Sergi Canos looks set to leave the club somewhat prematurely, with wage disputes looking likely to force him out of Liverpool, as reported by the Echo.
The 19-year-old and his representatives are reportedly at loggerheads with the club, and due to numerous disagreements is looking to force his way out of the club. The Echo claims he’s likely to end up at Bristol City, with the Championships side set to land him for a reported £2.5m.
The player is thought to be demanding wages of £10,000 a week, which the club are unwilling to sanction. He’s only made one first-team appearance since joining the club, playing against West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season.
He enjoyed a successful season at Brentford during 2015/16, but clearly didn’t do enough to suggest he deserves such a large contract. That amount would put him well above a number of other academy products in a similar position, and we’re clearly not willing to change our wage structure just to appease one unhappy teenager.
It’s a shame to see such a promising youngster leave, but no player should be able to hold the club to ransom in any shape or form.