Liverpool fears that their director of research, Ian Graham, might be joining Manchester United.
According to reports cited by Football Insider, Liverpool is concerned that their director of research, Ian Graham, is leaving to join Manchester United maybe.
This month, it became known that the data recruitment specialist had quit in June and was on a 12-month notice period that would expire in May next year.
Liverpool might lose Ian Graham to Man United
Graham may be moving next to fierce rivals United. And it would be a contentious move for Liverpool.
The Manchester giants have targeted his erstwhile close ally Michael Edwards as they aim to revamp their own hiring process.
On October 1, Football Insider first reported that United was confident in beating Chelsea to hire Edwards.
The most recent information indicates that United are still in a solid position to reach a deal with the former Liverpool transfer guru. And negotiations moved forward after they made what is reportedly a “hugely enticing offer” to him.
The Glazer family put the Premier League powerhouse up for sale last month. However, it is understood that the agreement has nothing to do with a team takeover.
Graham helped Edwards at Liverpool in expanding the team’s data division. And with a particular emphasis on player analysis and recruitment.
Edwards left the team at the end of the previous campaign. And Julian Ward, his replacement, has also indicated he will leave after this one.
Graham has been at Liverpool since April 2012. And he is acknowledged as a significant factor in the club’s reputation as the standard-bearer of the transfer market during the Jurgen Klopp era.
His departure marks a new era. It is also when Liverpool owners, FSG, are looking to sell the club. Moreover, Liverpool now has to start off a lot of work to reach the heights of success they reached in the initial years of Klopp.