By Wayne Veysey

12th Oct, 2020 | 10:57am

Bid accepted: young Defender in Liverpool for talks as transfer on the cards - Exclusive

Liverpool have made a big push to win the race to sign Motherwell rising Sam Campbell ahead of rivals Leeds United and Brighton, Football Insider has learned.

The defender, 16, is wanted by all three Premier League clubs and is visiting them all this autumn.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that Campbell spent last week at the club for a trial and talks about the possibility of a transfer.

He has also visited Brighton and spent time playing with their age-group sides, and is set to do the same at Leeds.

The highly-rated youngster is facing a big decision on his future in the coming weeks and months.

Football Insider has been told that Motherwell have accepted bids from each of Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton for Campbell.

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The Scottish Premiership club have given the green light for him to head south of the border to hold discussions with his suitors.

The youngster has snubbed the offer of a three-year contract from Motherwell, who are keen to keep hold of him.

He is yet to make his first-team debut but has impressed for the Scottish club’s youth teams and is so precocious he was playing for their Under-18s when he was just 14.


Campbell, who joined Motherwell in December 2018, is regarded as one of the outstanding young talents in Scotland.

At Liverpool, the plan would be for him to initially join their Under-18s before graduating to their higher standard Under-23s.

In other news, Liverpool have been told to sign Championship goalkeeper who has been in outstanding form of late.