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Liverpool fans react as Bobby Duncan signs permanent deal with Fiorentina

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Liverpool fans react as Bobby Duncan signs permanent deal with Fiorentina

The 18-year-old made the switch on transfer deadline day for Serie A clubs.

Liverpool were quiet during the summer transfer window with the vast majority of their business being younger players being offloaded.

Another one of their prized young talents departed Anfield yesterday during the European transfer deadline day.

Bobby Duncan swapped the Liverpool academy for Serie A; moving to Fiorentina for a £1.8 million transfer fee (BBC Sport).

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The 18-year-old hopes to feature regularly for the first-team and was unlikely to be anywhere near Jurgen Klopp’s ranks at Anfield.

Fiorentina are languishing in 16th place in Serie A and it remains to be seen what plans they have for Duncan for the 2019/20 campaign.

Last season the talismanic striker notched 25 goals for the under-18s, helping Liverpool towards winning the FA Youth Cup for the first time in several years.

Following his departure he took to Twitter to thank Liverpool following his short spell at the club:

His tweet has been met with mixed reactions from the club’s supporters.

Some eagle-eyed supporters were disgruntled with the fact that he had put the wrong Liverpool FC Twitter handle on his post. Plenty of others weren’t overly bothered that he had departed that club:

 

Other, less cynical Liverpool fans, wanted to take the opportunity to wish Duncan well in his new adventure.

They responded with messages of support:

 

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