A report in the Independent on Sunday suggests that Liverpool want Brannagan to sign a new contract and won’t allow him to be loaned out unless he does so, but the 21-year-old wants assurances regarding his pathway to the first team.

Brannagan was loaned out to Fleetwood Town for the second half of last season and many have been surprised by J├╝rgen Klopp’s decision to not have him involved with the first team more often.

When Klopp first arrived, Brannagan played a number of games for the first team, but since the beginning of last season he has not had many opportunities with the senior squad.

STEVENAGE, ENGLAND – Monday, September 19, 2016: Liverpool’s Cameron Brannagan in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Premier League 2 Under-23 match at Broadhall. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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The Independent mention that Barcelona and Real Madrid were said to be closely monitoring Brannagan’s progress as a teenager.

Brannagan only has 11 months remaining on his current contract and this report suggests that the club want him to sign a new deal before loaning him out again.

But a summer departure could be on the cards if a compromise is not reached with Stoke, Hull and Derby all said to be monitoring the 21-year-old situation at Liverpool.


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