This is a very, very smart piece of business from Liverpool, who are proving a very adept club when it comes to selling deadwood for decent money.
Kevin Stewart has left our pre-season tour to sign for Championship club Hull City for a fee of £8m, the exact same money we’re paying for their left-back Andrew Robertson, who’s left their own camp in Portugal to sign for us…
Effectively, we’re offloading an unwanted, unneeded midfielder and securing a talented young left-back – at no extra cost.
The news was provided by Times correspondent Paul Joyce – a trusted Liverpool reporter.
Kevin Stewart left Liverpool squad to sign for Hull City. Deal could be up to £8m.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 19, 2017
Stewart arrived from Spurs on a free transfer in 2014, but has only made 11 Premier League appearances – meaning the profit we’re making on him is all the more impressive.
Last summer, we racked up nearly £90m in player sales by getting Jordon Ibe, Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel, Brad Smith and Christian Benteke off the books for decent money. None have proven they should have been kept, importantly.
This time around, Alberto Moreno, Lazar Markovic and Mamadou Sakho are likely to join Lucas, Stewart and Andre Wisdom on the scrapheap – which will help fund our potential blockbuster deals for Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk.