By Richard Parks
Liverpool will secure a fee from the exit of Yan Dhanda even though he is joining Swansea City following the expiry of his contract, according to a reliable journalist.
Goal correspondent Neil Jones reported on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning that Dhanda, 19, has agreed to join the relegated Premier League club this summer after snubbing the Merseyside giants’ new contract offer.
Jones explained that Liverpool will land a fee for the teenager in the form of training compensation and are also hoping to negotiate a sell-on clause with the Swans.
Yan Dhanda is off to Swansea after refusing #LFC‘s offer of new terms. Contract up this summer. #LFC will get training compensation and will ask for sell-on clause. Player wants chance of first-team football.
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) May 16, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Dhanda does not have the profile of some of Liverpool’s other rising stars such as Rhian Brewster, Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson, but he will be a major loss to the club’s youth ranks. The pacy left-sided attacker has been a mainstay for the Under-23s this season, scoring five goals in 18 matches after making the leap up from Under-18s seem a relatively simple one. Moving to a club who will play in the Championship next season will certainly offer Dhanda the opportunity of first-team football, something that was not immediately on the horizon for him at Anfield. Competition will not be as intense at Swansea next season, with a firesale of players inevitable after their relegation from the Premier League. That should be to the advantage of Dhanda, who appears to have waited until their second-tier status was confirmed before finalising terms with the Welsh outfit.