Liverpool have beaten Manchester United to the signature of young Derby County star Kaide Gordon.
The young winger is well renowned as one of the best players at his age. Gordon has been deployed mainly as a right winger and also features as an attacking midfielder and a left winger.
The 16 year-old has represented England in the U-18 set up.
Liverpool Win the Race
Liverpool beat out a host of clubs for the Derby attacker’s signature. Among those clubs were Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United used their relationship with Derby County manager Wayne Rooney as a bargaining chip, but were unsuccessful.
Wayne Rooney, who became the permanent Derby County manager in January, handed Kaide Gordon his Championship debut in December. His debut came in a 4-0 win against Birmingham.
“I brought Kaide up with the first team initially to train with us for a week to see how he reacted to it, and he was one of the best trainers”– Wayne Rooney on Liverpool target Kaide Gordon
Since his debut, Gordon has made the squad on three separate occasions but did not feature.
Liverpool’s academy has seen several players play in the first team set up this season. Liverpool academy products Nat Phillips, Neco Williams, and Rhys Williams have all featured for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Although this is not the signing that many Liverpool supporters would like their club to make, it is something to be excited about.
Liverpool continue to strengthen their academy and have maintained their marketability to young stars even after their widespread foreign and domestic success.
Kaide Gordon is a signing for the future and is a name that should be remembered moving forward.