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Liverpool youngster reportedly set to sign four-year deal with Lazio

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Liverpool youngster reportedly set to sign four-year deal with Lazio

Bobby Adekanye is set to wave goodbye to Anfield and pledge his future to the Serie A outfit.

Liverpool might have beaten Barcelona 4-0 to reach the Champions League final last night, but they are set to receive a transfer blow.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Bobby Adekanye is leaving Anfield on a free transfer to pen a four-year deal with Serie A outfit Lazio.

The 20-year-old winger has scored three goals for the club’s reserve team this season but hasn’t played for the first-team. His contract expires on June 30th and he has opted for a switch to the Stadio Olimpico.

Adekanye is expected to be fast-tracked to the first-team at Lazio and he will hope to grasp the opportunity with both hands.

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The Dutch winger joined the Liverpool youth academy from Barcelona in 2015 but has failed to make the step-up to first-team action.

 

He clearly couldn’t see a path to the senior team at Anfield and will depart for Italy when his current deal expires.

TBR Verdict

It seems to be a common theme these days that young players will leave English clubs to go and play abroad.

The pathway towards first-team action is a lot smoother in the European leagues and youngsters are tapping into that.

(Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Jadon Sancho has become one of the world’s most promising talents at Dortmund, yet had he stayed at Manchester City he might not have played a first-team game yet.

Adekanye will hope to have a similar impact to that of Sancho. If he can go to Lazio and set Serie A alight, then Klopp and Liverpool might be left ruing not using him more in the first-team.

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