Jerome Sinclair has walked out on Liverpool as a free agent to join Watford, despite being one of the Reds' most promising youngsters.
Liverpool will be due a fee via a tribunal as he is under-23, but his exit is a controversial one which will split fans.
One one hand it is easy to see why he wanted to join a club where he can play more regularly, but he is also leaving a bigger club, and turning his back on the chance to work under manager Jurgen Klopp.
Italian intermediary Roberto di Fanti, who helped close the deal on Watford's behalf, believes Sinclair has made a smart decision.
He told Tuttomercatoweb that Sinclair's chances would have remained limited at Liverpool and he has made the best choice for his career development.
He said: "At a time when the Liverpool players having the level of Benteke and Lallana often kept on the bench, Sinclair, he has realised that in order to emerge, perhaps it would be better to change scene and go to a club in the Premier League, who could give him the chance to play with more continuity.
"In the light of international strikers who continue to be linked to the Reds I think it was a very smart choice and one to sincerely admire, since he was born and raised in Liverpool and break away from a "home-club " so big is always difficult."
He added that Watford's intention over the summer is to quickly assess Sinclair in the hope that he is able to make an impact in their attack right away, to support Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney.
Sinclair has left on his own terms, but still has a point to prove, that Liverpool were wrong not to give him greater chances in the first team.