Amid the transfer activity this summer you may have missed, or forgotten, that Javier Manquillo’s loan from Atletico Madrid was terminated early.
The Spanish right-back was due to be at Liverpool for two seasons, with a view to a permanent deal after that, but the agreement was mutually terminated in July.
The 21-year-old has since signed for French side Marseille on loan for the season, again with a view to a permanent deal next summer.
On Wednesday he wrote a farewell message to thank Liverpool and the fans for the “great experience that will help me in the future”.
— Javier Manquillo (@javiermanquillo) August 5, 2015
Quite why he fell out of favour so much isn’t clear, as he had been an adequate option at right-back and many supporters would have preferred him to be given an opportunity than to stick with the much maligned and soon to be leaving Glen Johnson.
Indeed, even this summer, especially now Andre Wisdom has left on loan for Norwich City, Manquillo could have provided cover for new signing Nathaniel Clyne and been an adequate option in the Europa League.
Good luck, Javier.