The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern love nothing more than a local lad breaking into the first-team, having dedicated many a downed pint to them over the years.
However, even those loyal lot have met reports emanating out of Spain that Barcelona are eyeing a shock move for young Cameron Brannagan with surprise.
The Blaugrana may have a team full of star studded expensive signings, but their dominance over European football in recent years has been inherently linked to their ability to nurture burgeoning talent.
While the recent mega signings of Luis Suarez, Arda Turan and Neymar may be a departure from that, Spanish daily Sport claim they are to embark on a major summer drive in terms of youth recruitment.
A plethora of names are mentioned within the report, including the likes of Juventus sensation Pablo Dyabla and Rennes forward Ousamane Dembele.
However, 19-year old midfielder Brannagan is perhaps the most surprising name mentioned. He only made his debut for the Reds this season, though has been a mainstay in the youth teams for both club and country.
A talented, powerful midfielder, he is apparently of great interest to the Catalan giants.
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