By Richard Parks
Liverpool are set to sign Manchester City forward Bobby Duncan in a deal that will reportedly be done in June – and fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight.
The Sun claim the Merseyside giants are closing in on the capture of the England Under-17 international, who is a forward and considered to be one of the most highly-rated players of his age in the country.
It is said that Huyton-born Duncan, who is also the cousin of club legend Steven Gerrard, has been entangled in an extended contract dispute with City all season and has been training with League One Wigan ahead of his anticipated move to Liverpool.
Duncan will turn 17 in June and is then expected to immediately sign for Liverpool, where he will link up Gerrard, who is the club’s Under-18s manager.
Liverpool fans on social media are excited at the prospect of landing a player who has spent the last six years learning his trade at the City academy.
One claimed he had heard the youngster will be “breaking all kinds of records”, while others simply said “wow” and “hope this is true”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Tave Jerahwenya (@Platinum1892) April 15, 2018
Hope this is true. By the time Steven is manager, Bobby will be in the first team.
— Rachel Ellis (@RleEllis) April 15, 2018
@bobbyduncan999 Get signed up lad. Klopp will give you the shot you’ll never get at city, no matter how much you deserve it.
— Mathew Paul Bostock (@mathew_bostock) April 15, 2018
— The Bill Shankly Boys (@rafaklopp) April 15, 2018
Sound. Gerrard will be managing him soon then ????????
— John Joel Glanton (@Glanton1892) April 15, 2018
so he’s signing for us?
— RedMac (@Grahammcgarty) April 15, 2018
What a bargain. Be interesting to follow his career at Liverpool.
— Jazz (@rambler82) April 15, 2018
Duncan is an exciting young attacker, who can play in a variety of positions, including centre-forward and the wide attacking position.
The teenager has already made waves at age-group level for his county, becoming the first England player to score a hat-trick against Brazil at any level last summer.
The Sun report that Liverpool are set to pay a compensation fee to their Premier League rivals and the newly-crowned champions of £200,000.
In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.