Nathaniel Clyne’s hopes of securing a move away from Liverpool before the transfer window closes have been dashed after he picked up an injury in their pre-season tour that will rule him out for six months.
That is after confirmation from the club that the knee ligament damage that he picked up in their friendly defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the USA is serious enough that he will not play again this year.
Clyne, who is in the final 12 months of his contract at Anfield, had been hoping to secure a move away before the transfer window closes, having lost his first-team place to Trent Alexander-Arnold. Crystal Palace, his former side, were amongst the clubs hoping to sign him whilst, Bournemouth, with whom he spent the second half of last season on loan, were also interested in a permanent deal for him.
Now all those plans will have to be put on hold until he is fully recovered.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.