Congratulations Yan Dhanda!
Liverpool’s highly touted young winger turned 17 on Monday, and the club acted swiftly to tie him to Anfield for the coming years, the Daily Mail have reported.
Dhanda’s shone for Liverpool’s Academy sides, and plays a prominent part for Liverpool Under-18s, who’ve won their past four matches at a canter.
Liverpool have a plethora of talented teenage wingers. Sheyi Ojo is on loan at Wolves, while Harry Wilson spent time on loan at Crewe earlier this season and has a cap for the Welsh national team.
Bobby Adekanye arrived in the summer and is very, very highly rated, while Sergi Canos is doing well on loan at Brentford.
Dhanda is perhaps the player Liverpool have the most hopes for though.
He’s technically brilliant, has quick feet and carves out chances for fun with his cultured left foot. He can play on either flank or as a no.10, thanks to his creativity and versatility.
Having just turned 17, Dhanda is unlikely to play for the first-team any time too soon, but when (hopefully not if) he eventually does, he’ll become the first player of Indian heritage to represent Liverpool.