Report: The modest fee Celtic will get from Liverpool for Ben Doak
Celtic are due to get just £150,000 in compensation from Liverpool for Ben Doak, The Daily Mail has reported today.
Doak will not be signing a contract at Celtic and multiple teams from the English Premier League have been chasing his services including Chelsea.
However, reports indicate it is Liverpool who have landed the youngster and they’ll only have to pay a modest six-figure fee in compensation for the teenage winger.
Why is Ben Doak leaving Celtic?
It’s 67 Hail Hail’s understanding there are a variety of issues that have led to Doak’s imminent departure from Celtic, not all of them financially related or even the club’s fault.
He is not going to Liverpool to sign a mega-money contract as some fans assume.
Over the years, the Bhoys have lost out on many young talents to teams such as Bayern Munich and Manchester City, in part because of the support network on offer to elite prospects compared to these giant clubs.
The truth is that below and underneath the recent Celtic B project and level, the set-up at the Bhoys has had problems over the past few years in modernising how Academy players are treated in line with teams in the top five European leagues.
We hope that changes over the coming period of course. There’s a feeling that change is happening at Lennoxtown and Barrowfield.
Ange Postecoglou and the rest of the coaching staff have formalised pathways between the B and senior team for example, with more youngsters training with the first team than previously.
However, it seems all this has come too soon for Doak and the decision he feels his best for his future. With new surroundings, new coaches and the potential to make progress, it’s a good move for him that could pay off big for Liverpool.
Personally, I’m wishing the youngster well even if I’m disappointed he is not committing to the Bhoys.
For Celtic, it’s another learning moment.