By Richard Parks
Liverpool are on the cusp of signing Steven Gerrard’s cousin Bobby Duncan from Manchester City in a deal that will be done in June, according to a report.
The Sun claim the Merseyside giants are set to finalise the signing 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 has been entangled in an extended contract dispute with City all season and has not featured for their academy side for months.
The Sun report that the 16-year-old has decided to stay fit and ready for action by 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 with his cousin Gerrard, who is the club’s Under-18s manager.
Football Insider verdict:
Duncan is an exciting young attacker, who can play in a variety of positions, including centre-forward. The teenager is destined for the top after already making 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. Man City have lost a number of top youngsters in the last year, and the exit of Duncan to a Premier League rival will be considered a major blow within the corridors of power at the club. The deal is expected to cost Liverpool around £200,000 in compensation, which is considered a low figure for a player many expect to go all the way to the very highest level.
In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.