Liverpool announced a real positive as Andy Robertson swiftly signed a new five-year contract with the club on Thursday, and the Scot is unlikely to be the last.
Though no incomings are expected in the January transfer window, this is a big boost for the Reds with Robertson one of the most important and consistent players at Anfield.
Though he only signed an extension in 2017, and his salary then increased last April, this is reportedly ‘only’ around £40,000 a week, and a new deal would be “to reflect the 20-year-old’s own eye-catching progress.”
Beyond that, it can be deduced that Gini Wijnaldum, whose current agreement expires in 2021, would also be under consideration.
Joyce confirms that Moreno “will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season,” suggesting “a return to Spain is likely,” while adding that Sturridge “will also depart with his contract scheduled to run out.”
Furthermore, while the announcement of a first professional contract for Ki-Jana Hoever was expected to come on his 17th birthday on Friday, this may not be the case.
According to the Evening Standard‘s David Lynch, there is “no rush” to complete negotiations, as it is “viewed as an inevitability by those close to the situation.”
“The club’s hierarchy enjoy a strong relationship with both the player and his agent,” he adds, “and both parties see the Netherlands youth international’s future at Anfield.”