Controversial teenager and former Liverpool youth player Bobby Duncan is reportedly linked to a move to the Championship.
The 19-year-old attacker left his boyhood team last year after a spat between him and the club ended sourly. Duncan’s former agent Saif Rubie released a statement prior to his move last summer, accusing Liverpool of ‘mentally bullying’ the teenager.
Could Bobby Duncan have become a success at Liverpool?
After the uproar, the teenager moved to Fiorentina, but now looks set to leave the Serie A outfit.
According to Fiorentinanews.com (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom), things haven’t gone Duncan’s way over in Italy and the club are looking to offload him. Brentford are reportedly interested in signing him.
The striker, who is the cousin of Steven Gerrard, could have followed in the legend’s footsteps after enjoying a superb youth career. Duncan scored 23 goals in 26 U18 appearances and appeared six times for the reserve team (via Transfermarkt). However, now he must look to climb the ladder elsewhere.
Fans have responded to the news and many are feeling smug about the outcome after he snubbed Liverpool last year. One supporter has slammed Rubie and has claimed he ‘ruined his career’.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
— Jordan 🏆 (@Jordan_LFC19) September 13, 2020
The agent ruined him, made him think he was ready for first team football and made false accusations against the club, we decided to sell and he hasn’t made 1 first team appearance at fiorentina and now they want rid of him
— Geraint Williams (@GerWillzLFC) September 13, 2020
Threw a fit because He wasn’t going to start over Firmino Mane or Salah whoever gassed this kid up needs to answer for their crimes
— Jenson (@rdgjenson) September 13, 2020
Saif Rubie ruined this lad
— Phil Lawson (@PhilMyBootz) September 13, 2020
His Agent has ruined his career unfortunately.
— Salil Gokarn (@thescousefoodie) September 13, 2020
His agent is a fraud man had so much potential ruined the lad for his benefit
— Ameen (@Ameen_LFC) September 13, 2020
you will always walk alone
— 41starz (@41starz) September 13, 2020
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