Liverpool are reportedly all set to sign Manchester City attacker Bobby Duncan in June and his latest display shows what a bargain he will prove to be.
The Sun reported in April that the Reds were poised to sign the 16-year-old forward when he turns 17 in June and are expected to only have to pay Manchester City in the region £200,000 via compensation.
The newspaper claimed that Duncan was having to wait until June to move to Anfield, because of a ban on signing youngsters from English clubs.
The 16-year-old, who is the cousin of Steven Gerrard, hasn’t featured for Man City’s academy in months as he has been in a contract dispute with them all season.
So much so that Duncan is currently training with League One’s Wigan in order to stay sharp before switching to the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s capture of the highly-rated teen talent will go under the radar, as he will go into the club’s youth system, but his signing should be celebrated.
While he’s not featuring for Man City’s acamedy at the moment, the forward is still playing for the England U-17s.
Duncan put in a fantastic display against Norway for England in the Under-17 Euros on Sunday, as he scored a goal, and created one to allow his side to win the game 2-0.
The forward’s contribution to the game fired England into the semi-finals of the prestigious youth tournament and his performance should have every Reds fan beside themselves over his potential.
This isn’t the first time that Duncan has proven to be one of the most exciting players in his age category as he got media attention when he became the first Three Lions player at any level to score a hat-trick against Brazil, which he did last summer at Under-17 level.
Therefore with him costly practically peanuts to sign, the Reds are all set for a bargain by signing the extremely promising talent in June, but because of his age the deal will fly wrongly under the radar.