Liverpool are one of a host of clubs being linked with a move for Peterborough United youngster Ricky Jade-Jones.
The Daily Mail has reported that Liverpool, along with Manchester United, Tottenham, Southampton, Burnley, Leicester City, Manchester City and Arsenal are all interested in signing the player.
They also claim that Tottenham recently had a £2 million bid knocked back for the player. The Sun (21/11/2019; pg 71) recently suggested that a fee closer to £10 million would be needed to sign the player.
For now, it appears as though Jade-Jones is going nowhere, as his outspoken chairman made clear yesterday evening. Speaking on his Twitter account, Darragh MacAnthony made it clear that Peterborough currently have no desire to sell the 17-year-old starlet.
However, he did give Liverpool a potential boost, by admitting he saw the teenager at Melwood.
Funny pal, when he was 15 I remember saying to youth coaches I’d be delighted if he ended up a red 😃. Anyhow forgetting all scouts & bids/speculation he’s at right place learning his trade & has good head on shoulders/excellent family support behind him. So No rush & all good 👌🏻 https://t.co/SsGOFr6d6i
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) November 26, 2019
Liverpool, along with the rest of the Premier League, are right to be keeping tabs on the talented attacker. He has scored twice in four appearances for the Posh and made his League One debut last weekend.
Of course, Peterborough do not sell players cheap and are always tough but fair negotiators so Liverpool will have to pay the going rate for the player.
But hearing that the chairman is open to his star talent one day playing for the Reds might just give them a boost in this potential transfer race.