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Charlton and Blackpool’s chances of signing 21-year-old dealt a major blow

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A Football League return for Liverpool attacker Liam Millar seems to be dead in the water as the Reds have agreed a fee with Swiss side Basel to move him on permanently from Anfield, per The Athletic.

The 20-time Swiss Super League champions are believed to have agreed a £1.3 million fee for the Canada international – a deal which also includes a 20 per cent sell-on clause for Liverpool should Millar go on to be sold.

The 21-year-old spent a year on loan at Scottish side Kilmarnock before joining League One outfit Charlton Athletic in January 2021, making 27 appearances for the Addicks and scoring twice.

His general performances though led to manager Nigel Adkins admitting his interest in pushing through another loan deal for the winger, but it looked as though Liverpool preferred a Championship move for Millar.

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The most obvious destination would have been Blackpool – managed by ex-Liverpool under-23 boss Neil Critchley – and they were credited with an interest by The Athletic, but it is Basel who have seemingly won the race for his signature.

The Verdict

It will be disappointing for Charlton and their fans to lose out on Millar after his promising showings last season, but it’s seemed as though for a while now that they wouldn’t be able to secure his signature for another season.

And considering Liverpool are willing to sell Millar for a small seven-figure fee, they must not see a pathway for him into the senior squad in the coming years, especially when there’s a winger years younger in Harvey Elliott who seemed to be ahead of him even last season when he was sent to the Championship.

Blackpool as well of course will be disappointed to miss out on Millar, especially as Critchley knows him so well, but they will have other targets in mind to bolster their squad for their Championship return


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