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Liverpool seeks Kelleher buy-back clause

Liverpool seeks Kelleher buy-back clause

Jurgen Klopp has stated that he does not expect Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher to be sold this summer, but the 24-year-old’s ambition to become a No. 1 may lead to a buy-back clause being agreed. Klopp has previously said that if a player informs him of their desire to leave, a move could be brokered. Kelleher is attracting interest from Tottenham, Brentford and Brighton, as well as clubs across Europe, and Andy Jones of The Athletic has reported that the Irishman would “jump at the opportunity” to become first choice elsewhere. Liverpool have used buy-back clauses in the past, such as when they sold Jordon Ibe and Brad Smith to Bournemouth in 2016, and Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United in 2020. A buy-back clause would allow Kelleher to establish himself at another club before potentially returning to Anfield as a long-term replacement for Alisson. Another option would be to perennially loan him out, though this could be seen as far from ideal as it would require the player to settle at a new club every year. Whether any buying club would agree to a buy-back clause for Kelleher is questionable, of course, particularly when it comes to the likes of Tottenham, Brentford and Brighton may be more agreeable, given their recruitment policy, though the fee set would need to reflect Kelleher’s potential – and may even be variable.

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