Derby County teenager Kaide Gordon would be a “great signing” for Liverpool, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one heaped praise on the 16-year-old he has watched play on numerous occasions.

The Telegraph‘s John Percy revealed yesterday that the two sides are very close to agreeing a £3million deal for the attacking midfielder.

The agreement will see the Rams receive an initial £1million fee, the other £2million will be made up in add-ons.

Derby are looking to sell some of their best youngsters this month to help the club balance the books amid continued uncertainty regarding their prospective takeover.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the prospective arrival of Gordon to Anfield, Robinson said: “The lad Gordon from Derby is a very good player.

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“I have seen him play a couple of times but he is just 16, he is not going to effect Liverpool’s first team in the next year or so. A great signing for the future but he is not the signing that they need now.

“They need a centre-half and I cannot understand why they have not signed one.” 

Speaking on Gordon, Rams boss Wayne Rooney said: “Kaide is a fantastic player and he has got a lot of potential.

“He has come through the academy. He is 16, he has got a lot of development to do.”

In other news, Liverpool have been tipped to swoop for a West Ham star after a big development.