There is reportedly serious interest in academy striker Bobby Duncan after he was watched by ‘scouts from across Europe’ while playing for Liverpool’s U23s.
According to the Mail, there were plenty of eyes on the 18-year-old when he came on from the bench in Monday’s defeat against Chelsea.
And one of the interested parties, Danish side Nordsjaelland, is thought to have tabled a firm offer for a season-long loan.
They have expressed a willingness to pay his wages in full over the period, indicating their desperation to sign him.
The report states that Duncan is open to the possibility of seeking first-team football elsewhere, legitimately fearing that opportunities might be limited at Liverpool in the immediate future.
Liverpool are now in the process of deciding whether to green-light the move.
It’s no wonder Duncan is sought-after given that last season he bagged 25 goals and provided eight assists in 36 appearances at youth level.
He impressed senior figures at the club so much that he earned the opportunity to train with and play for the first-team during pre-season.
It would certainly be interesting to see how Duncan fared as a consistent starter in the men’s game, but the club will be exercising caution.
Duncan is of course still very young, and perhaps there are fears that he could fail to settle at Nordsjaelland, who finished sixth last season, and his development could stall.
We can expect further information on this rumour soon.