“Concrete” talks have taken place over Liverpool player leaving this summer

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Liverpool have held “concrete” talks with RB Leipzig over the potential exit of midfielder Tyler Morton this summer, journalist Florian Plettenberg has claimed.

The 21-year-old is an impressive young player who has risen through the youth teams at Anfield, proving to be an aesthetically-pleasing footballer capable of thriving at the base of the midfield.

Morton spent last season on loan at Hull City, making a total of 39 appearances in the Championship – 35 of those were starts – and he is now weighing up his option again.

While the Englishman will be desperate to make the grade at Liverpool, he will be well aware of the competition for places there currently, so another loan switch could be on the cards in the current transfer window.

Taking to X, Plettenberg claimed that “concrete” talks have taken place with Bundesliga outfit Leipzig, who want an option to sign Morton permanently, but the Reds aren’t keen on that aspect of the deal:

“RB Leipzig, still interested to sign Tyler Morton from Liverpool! Concrete talks took place. Leipzig, pushing for a loan with an option to buy. LFC, not interested in this loan structure. The 21 y/o can really imagine to join RB now. But no agreements yet.”

Our thoughts on Morton’s Liverpool future…

Morton is such a gifted footballer, showing poise and elegance on the ball and defensive nous off it, enjoying an 88.5% pass completion rate in the league for Hull last season, as well as averaging 1.4 tackles per game.

With so many midfielders ahead of him in the pecking order at Liverpool, however, from Alexis Mac Allister to Dominik Szoboszlai, it is hard to see how he will break into Arne Slot’s first team on a regular basis.

For that reason, Morton should arguably look to clinch a permanent move away from Anfield before next season gets underway, in order to be a key player elsewhere, settling down in his career in the process.

He has made nine appearances for Liverpool, showing that he can cut it at a high level, and he is also a three-cap England-21 international, further outlining his ability.

A high-ranking Championship club could be ideal for him, and while a permanent exit may make the most sense, another loan move certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing, prior to assessing his options again in 12 months time.

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