Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan is set to join Fiorentina today (Monday), before the Serie A transfer window closes, according to Paul Joyce of The Times, James Pearce formerly of Liverpool Echo, and various other sources.
The 18-year-old forward made the move from Manchester City’s youth setup to Liverpool’s U-18 side only last summer, but has apparently grown frustrated over the lack of first-team opportunities. His agent’s statements on Twitter caused a significant uproar as he called shame on the Champions League holders for the way they allegedly treated their young players. Duncan himself shared the tweet but deleted it promptly.
It seems the Champions League holders have no intention of keeping a young player who lost his patience so quickly, and they now feel that, despite their efforts, Duncan has no future at Anfield.
The offer Fiorentina made apparently stands at €2 million, which the Liverpool deem acceptable for a player without a single competitive forst-team appearance. Duncan will sign a three-year contract, while the Reds will receive 20% of any potential sell-on fee.
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