Liverpool deal for Adrian and Simon Mignolet is solid business

Simon Mignolet of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo Naples Italy on 3 October 2018.

Liverpool have sold the Belgian goalkeeper to Club Brugge.

Adrian San Miguel of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on April 27, 2018 in Romford, England.

It hasn't been a hectic transfer window for Liverpool, but sporting director Michael Edwards has been enhancing his reputation nonetheless.

And his most recent deal is an excellent one, for football and financial reasons.

On Monday, Liverpool announced the signing of Adrian, their third summer signing.

The Spanish goalkeeper arrives on Merseyside as a Bosman after being released by West Ham United, having spent six years in East London.

 

He is a replacement for Simon Mignolet, who has moved to Club Brugge in a £6 million deal [The Telegraph].

In other words, Edwards might've signed an upgrade for Alisson for absolutely free, while getting a tidy bit of chunk change for the Belgian keeper.

The writing has been on the wall for Mignolet for well over a year, before even the brilliant Brazilian was signed. For the second half of the 2017-18 campaign he had lost his spot to Loris Karius and, given how awful he wound up being, what Liverpool got for the former Sunderland man isn't bad at all.

Adrian is no world beater, but he's arguably better than Mignolet and to be in a £6 million profit after chopping and changing the goalkeeping situation reiterates how savvy Edwards is.

Simon Mignolet of Liverpool looks on during the FA Community Shield match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on August 4, 2019 in London, England.

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