When money is tight it’s important to find a way to get creative in the transfer market, but there’s always the risk that it could cost you money in the future.
The Merseyside giants have been heavily linked with Norwich City full-back Jamal Lewis in recent days, and it appears that he’s the perfect choice to act as a back up for Andy Robertson next season.
It does look like money is going to be the major issue with this story after a report indicated that the Reds were willing to pay £10m, but the Canaries wanted at least double that.
It means that Liverpool will need to find something else to convince the Canaries to sell, and this could be a good solution.
A sell-on clause is always a calculated gamble from both parties, and it might come down to how much the Canaries believe in their defender.
They will struggle to get a giant fee because they are a recently relegated PL side, but Lewis could be worth a great deal more if he starts to shine at Anfield.
It wouldn’t benefit them now, but if he goes on to be a star and moves for a giant fee when the transfer market picks up again in a few years, then it would look like a great piece of business from Norwich.