Ever heard of Funsho Bamgboye?
Neither have we, but the 18-year-old forward would jump at the chance of signing for Liverpool, so he says…
We shouldn’t be too flattered though, as he’d also be glad to play for two of our domestic rivals and two Spanish giants to boot!
The Nigerian striker plies his trade for Szomathelyi Haladas in Hungary, but he’s better known for his superb performances during the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, in which his country won and he was named in the Team of the Tournament, too.
“My first season in Europe wasn’t too bad just that I got injured, but I am okay now and ready to play,” he told Complete Sports Nigeria
“I am prepared for the start of the new season and hopefully, I will become the highest goal scorer in the Hungarian league.
“It is the dream of every young player to play for some of the best teams in Europe. For me, I would love to play for clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and also clubs like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. I will be glad to get the chance to play for these big clubs.”
Liverpool currently have a young Nigerian on our books in Taiwo Awoniyi, who has endured two difficult seasons on loan since we secured him in 2015.
The 19-year-old forward notched one league goal for Frankfurt the first campaign and just two for NEC in Holland the next.
We’d be surprised if Awoniyi ever made the grade at Anfield, and just as surprised if Bamgboye made the step and was one day signed – but we wish him well in his pursuit!