Liverpool are set to add another promising youngster to the ranks in England youth international Calum Scanlon, reports Paul Joyce in the Times.
The 15-year-old can play either in defence or midfield – and the Reds will pay £500k for his services – with Scanlon expected to arrive in January.
Obviously, he’ll join up with the Academy at first, and will compete with the U16s and U18s – before looking to fight his way into the U23s.
He is not the player who is going to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s defence in the short-term – but will be given a chance to develop at the new training facility – which now houses both the first-team and the youth sides.
This term, Curtis Jones has become a first-team regular, while Neco Williams and Caoimhin Kelleher have both made serious strides as well.
Leighton Clarkson made a Champions League debut, while Rhys Williams has shone when selected in central defence.
If Scanlon keeps his head down and works hard, perhaps he can follow in their footsteps in a few years’ time.