EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills has called Bobby Duncan’s agent Saif Rubie “an absolute disgrace” for his claims made about the player’s treatment at Liverpool .

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds United and England defender was left fuming with what the 18-year-old’s representative posted on social media about the youngster’s time at Anfield, having accused the Reds of “mentally bullying” the former Manchester City starlet.

Duncan secured a late move to Fiorentina just before the European transfer window slammed shut, days after the now-deleted statement was posted by Rubie.

 

Mills was left livid with the claims and accusations made by the player’s agent, insisting that such matters should have been dealt with behind closed doors if it was such a genuine issue.

“It’s ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous. I think his agent is a disgrace, I have no idea who he is but I think it’s disgraceful,” Mills told Football Insider.

“To come out with comments like that – his agent encouraged him to sign a contract, three, four, five years, whatever it was, that contract says you’re at Liverpool Football Club. Then he pipes up and says they’re not letting him go out on loan.

“You signed that contract, you were happy with that. You’re the agent, you took the fee, you advised the player to sign this long-term contract. I think it’s poor, I don’t know the full ins and outs of it but to use bullying, to say it’s affected his mental health, unless that is 100 per cent true, I think it’s absolutely shocking.

“There are serious things out there where players do have mental health issues. From the outside looking in, what the agent’s done is incredibly poor. If that’s the truth, don’t go spouting it to the press.

“I will come out and say his agent is an absolute disgrace.” 

Duncan failed to make a senior appearance for Liverpool during his time at Anfield but impressed for the under-18s on Merseyside, scoring 18 goals in 20 under-18 Premier League matches.

In other Liverpool news, Football Insider can reveal that the club have lined up a Championship striker to take the place of Duncan as backup to the first-team.