Although on Tuesday Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refused FC Nordsjælland’s loan offer for Liverpool’s U18 forward Bobby Duncan, Fiorentina have now made an offer of their own with an option to buy the 18-year-old, Sky Sports reports.
Bobby Duncan, the cousin of Liverpool legend and current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, joined Liverpool in August 2018 from Manchester City. The teenager signed a three-year contract with the Reds after the club agreed to pay a compensation fee.
Duncan was given an opportunity by Klopp to play for the first team during the club’s pre-season match this past July and scored a goal against Tranmere Rovers. Last season Duncan scored 25 goals for the U18 development squad.
When asked about Liverpool’s young players the German manager said:
“These boys are our future if they want to be our future. […] When you are already in the club then the door is always open for you to the first team: the thing is you have to go through by yourself.”
A few days ago Fiorentina signed another player, former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, who has moved to Italy after 12 years at the Bundesliga club.
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