Liverpool receive interest in “outstanding” starlet

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According to The Times’ journalist Paul Joyce, Liverpool have received interest in youth prospect Tyler Morton from several clubs including RB Leipzig and Feyenoord.

Liverpool have had a very quiet summer so far with most players out on international duty, but now Arne Slot has arrived for his first week at AXA there will surely be plenty of work to do.

It is unclear as to whether the Reds will reinvest in the coming weeks and months remaining in the summer transfer window as there was quite a hefty investment made in rebuilding the midfield last summer.

However, it would come as no shock if the former Feyenoord boss wants to put his personal touch on the talented squad ahead of next season, as he prepares to take charge and deliver the first season in eight years without Jurgen Klopp.

The 45-year-old newcomer will likely have been prepared for the successful strict and structured transfer strategy that the owners and recruitment team adopt and Liverpool are unlikely to spend big or even at all if outgoings aren’t completed too.

The latest update from Paul Joyce presents an opportunity for Michael Edwards, Richard Hughes and Slot to start building their transfer budget for prospective signings over the summer.

The Times journalist has revealed today that many clubs are interested in signing Liverpool academy graduate Tyler Morton who has been impressing out on loan in the Championship.

Slot’s former club Feyenoord was named alongside RB Leipzig, Sevilla and Eintracht Frankfurt, as well as some unnamed Premier League clubs too.

Should Liverpool sell Tyler Morton?

There is no doubt that Morton is another one of the very exciting prospects that Liverpool have produced in the last few years, so it will be interesting to see whether the club feels it is the right move to part ways with the youngster.

Over 39 Championship appearances whilst on loan with Hull City last season, the 21-year-old – hailed “outstanding” by Jurgen Klopp – scored three goals, registered three assists and created eight big chances, as well as averaging 1.2 key passes, 62.2 touches and 4.2 ball recoveries per game.

The England U21 has proven he has a lot of attacking potential to offer, however, with the midfield being recently reinvested in, it is unlikely that many opportunities for first team football will fall to Morton’s feet if he does stay at Liverpool.

As a result, it would be a great piece of business for Liverpool to allow Morton the freedom to develop his game and polish his raw talent with a club at a higher level than the Championship, whether that be another loan with an option to buy or cutting ties all together.

Another option would be putting a buy back clause or a sell-on percentage in the outgoing deal to protect the interests of the club if Morton becomes a huge success with whoever snaps up his services.

With that being said, Morton’s future hangs in the balance at Liverpool and it will be interesting to see just how much Liverpool could command to part ways with one of their talented youth prospects this summer.

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