Liverpool have not completed the signing of Ghanaian youngster Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, according to The Athletic‘s James Pearce.
The Lowdown: Reds claimed to have signed youngster
It was claimed earlier in the week that the Reds had agreed to sign Issahaku, immediately loaning him out to Sporting Lisbon in the process, in order to continue maturing as a player.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder had caught the eye playing for Steadfast FC in his homeland, also scoring two goals in six appearances for Ghana’s Under-20 side.
The Latest: Pearce laughs off rumour
Despite Liverpool seemingly completing a move for Issahaku, Pearce has been quick to deny the rumour, taking to Twitter on Wednesday to say he has joined Sporting permanently.
The Verdict: Pearce should be trusted
When it comes to the most reliable Liverpool journalists around, Pearce is near the top of the pile, so he should be trusted over the original source, which has seen been shared around in various outlets like The Mirror.
It would be a big surprise now if it transpired that the Reds actually had acquired Issahaku’s signature and sent him out on loan to Sporting.
Perhaps they could make a move for the youngster in the future though, with a fan-made compilation on Twitter recently showing he clearly has talent and penchant for scoring wondergoals.
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