Liverpool’s 21-year-old attacking midfielder Cameron Brannagan is set to leave the club and join Oxford in a permanent deal, according to a report.
The Independent claims that the youngster has struggled for game time after breaking through into Klopp’s first team in the 2015-16 season.
His contract is set to expire in the summer and it looks like Klopp does not see him as part of Liverpool’s future plans.
It’s a come down for the player who once attracted the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the report claims that Oxford are set to offer him a two-and-a-half year deal.
Brannagan will hold talks with Oxford on Tuesday and a move is expected to go through in the next few days.
Klopp was a huge fan of the player and said he had “everything you need” in a midfield player.
However, it now appears his dream of playing for his boyhood club is over.
Football Insider verdict:
Not all dreams work out in football and this is a real shame for Brannagan. After Klopp raved about him, and clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona showed interest, it seemed that Brannagan was set for a dream career with the club he supported as a boy. However, since making appearances in the Premier League and Europa League, it appears that he is surplus to requirements at Liverpool and he will have to rebuild his career in the lower leagues. Liverpool fans will wish him all the best with his new move.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Celtic join the race for out of favour striker.