Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a deal for Manchester City midfield starlet Bobby Duncan.
The 16-year-old playmaker, the cousin of Liverpool talisman Steven Gerrard, is in dispute with the Citizens over his contract at the Etihad Stadium and is expected to leave the club after the end of the month.
The highly-rated teenager has not featured for any of Manchester City’s youth squad this campaign, and it’s believed he will join up with Gerrard’s Under-18s team at Liverpool.
According to The Sun, Steven Gerrard cousin will not be allowed to join the Merseyside Reds until the June – when he turns 17 – because of the Reds’ ban of signing young English players from other clubs.
It’s reported that the Merseyside Reds will be forced to pay a compensation fee of around £200,000 for Manchester City starlet.
The promising teenager became the first England player that has scored a hat-trick against Brazil last year.
Steven Gerrard’s cousin has been keeping up his fitness by training with Championship outfits Wigan until he is given the green light on making a move to Liverpool.
The midfielder had trials with the Merseyside Reds before he completed a move to the Citizens.