With the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern increasingly worried about the future of star man Philippe Coutinho, they need some serious cheering up.
Indeed, our resident Reds have been gutted to read reports suggesting a deal with Barcelona had been agreed, while their own club’s pursuit of Virgil van Dijk looks increasingly doomed, despite the Dutchman’s transfer request.
So, it’s fair to say the local Kopites propping up the bar aren’t in the best of moods right now. Well then, at least reports from the Daily Mail hint at a fairly promising transfer decision.
They claim the Anfield giants are likely to snub an offer from Bundesliga outfit Hannover to take Welsh youngster Ben Woodburn. The 17-year-old has been wowing our local Liverpool lot with his performances in pre-season this season, after becoming the club’s youngest ever goalscorer last term with a strike against Leeds United in the EFL Cup.
It’s unclear as to whether or not he will be part of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team this season, though Liverpool aren’t thought to be keen on farming him out abroad, reportedly preferring to keep an eye on his progress closer to home.
A popular figure amongst our Merseyside drinkers, they’re inclined to agree.
A good move by Liverpool.
Woodburn could probably do with a loan stint elsewhere as he looks to embark on the next stage of his development, though it’s too early to send him away to another league.
Keeping him close to home could be a better move for the Welshman