Liverpool’s reported failure to hold onto talented youngster Yan Dhanda will have a catastrophic domino effect if the teenager is successful in the near future.
The BBC reported on Tuesday that the highly-rated Reds midfielder was set to complete a move to Swansea City and given the player’s already exciting reputation, he’ll no doubt excel with the Swans in the Championship.
Neil Jones, the Reds correspondent for goal.com, provided an update via his personal Twitter on Wednesday to share how Dhanda’s now expected exit had come about.
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
The respected journalist revealed that the Reds had tried to renew Dhanda’s contract, which shows they rated him, but couldn’t convince him to stick around beyond this summer as he understandably wanted first-team football.
The 19-year-old left-sided midfielder featured 18 times for the Reds’ U-23s team this season, scoring five goals while creating one, but even though his performances were impressive he never got a chance under Jurgen Klopp for his efforts.
This means that the Reds have made a huge blunder by failing to convince such a promising talent to stay at the club, as not only will he fulfil his potential at another club but his reason for going will turn other players’ heads.
Dhanda has a real opportunity to flourish at a team looking to rebuild after suffering relegation from the Premier League and when he takes the Championship by storm, other Reds academy players will realise they’re ready for first-team football too.
With the Reds’ academy brimming with hidden gems, Klopp cannot find a way to hand them all the opportunities they deserves, which means several players will find themselves frustrated and forcing through their own exits.
If Dhanda excels after taking a huge risk by leaving the Premier League giants, his exit will have a catastrophic domino effect on other promising talents at the club.
His exit will have this effect as other talents won’t wait forever at Anfield for chances either, while their careers potentially stagnate, and Dhanda will prove that the grass really could be greener on the other side.