Liverpool director of football Michael Edwards is in negotiations with Fiorentina over the possible sale of Bobby Duncan, as reported by Football Insider.
According to Football Insider, the Serie A club have submitted a buy-to-loan offer worth at least £10m for the teenager, and that news was conveyed by Liverpool-focused Twitter channel @AnfieldEdition.
Michael Edwards is negotiating the sale of Bobby Duncan after Fiorentina submitted a loan offer with a £10m+ obligation to buy at the end of the season. [Football Insider] pic.twitter.com/HsvKor89TE
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) August 26, 2019
He was very prolific for Liverpool’s under-18 side last season with 25 goals in all competitions and he netted in the Reds’ FA Youth Cup final triumph over Manchester City.
However, the Daily Mail reported last month that Duncan expressed concerns about his prospects of breaking into the Liverpool first team under Jurgen Klopp.
Also, Football Insider reported that the youngster was omitted from Liverpool’s under-23 squad for their match against Southampton last night amid talks over his possible move to Fiorentina.
On Edwards’ watch, the Anfield club have recouped eight-figure fees for strikers such as Dominic Solanke (£19m to Bournemouth) and Danny Ings (£20m to Southampton) and these Liverpool fans on Twitter believe that the club’s director of football is about to commission another astute sale:
If this is true Edwards has done it again
— Tim (@timmounce) August 26, 2019
£10 million for a guy who’s never even got close to the premier league? He’s only gone and done it again
— owen (@owenward27) August 26, 2019
Great deal. Never going to make it at Anfield.
— (@mdy3r) August 26, 2019
I’d sell him yesterday
— Mark Thomas (@MarkThomas9) August 26, 2019
Get this man a statue
— Moe (@moeWS_lfc33) August 27, 2019
Great deal, he is not good enough for lfc, other than blasting goals in youth games hasn't the game to stand out in Premier league.
— lee jarvo (@leejarvis76_lee) August 27, 2019
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Good, don’t want him
— Tom (@TomDoyle02) August 26, 2019