Liverpool could lose promising debutant Sergi Canos, report claims Rangers are interested

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The 19-year-old winger played 10 minutes on Sunday but his future remains unsolved.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may have allowed teenage winger Sergi Canos to become the latest academy prospect to make the step up to first-team level, but the club could risk losing the Spaniard on the cheap this summer, according to a report from the Independent.

Canos, a former member of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, played the final 10 minutes of the 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday in his first taste of senior action for the club.

The Reds are thought to have high hopes for the 19-year-old, but with just a year left on his current contract they could lose him on the cheap this summer.

Liverpool have reportedly offered the youngster a far lower wage than he would be likely to command if he were to leave Anfield, with the Merseyside club implementing a new policy which focuses on preventing spiralling expenditure on young players' salaries.

That approach has already led to highly-rated Jordan Rossiter leaving the club to sign a deal with Rangers, and the Independent claims that the Gers - and their new head of recruitment, former Liverpool staff stalwart Frank McParland - also want to bring Canos north of the border.

However, though Rangers will hope the connections with Rossiter and McParland will convince Canos to forsake a limited deal at Anfield and spurn the advances of other interest clubs, Brentford could prove a spanner in the works.

Canos spent the entirety of this season on loan at the Championship club before returning in time to play a cameo role on Sunday, scoring seven goals in 39 appearances.

Whether it is the Gers, the Bees, or another destination, Liverpool may be forced to sell Canos for around £1 million this summer if they cannot agree terms on a new deal, or else risk losing the starlet for next to nothing next summer when his current contract expires.

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