Liverpool may have already found their Bobby Duncan replacement – Wigan Athletic’s Joe Gelhardt.
Goal say that the Reds want the 17-year-old, along with several other Premier League sides. There’s a space at the club, too, after Duncan left for Fiorentina.
The striker, who scored 32 goals last season, pushed through a £1.8m transfer on Monday after a week of accusations and controversy.
That means the Under 18’s – and potentially the Under 23’s – are a striker short.
And Liverpool might see Gelhardt as the ideal replacement. He’s a boyhood Liverpudlian apparently (always a good sign) and has already tasted senior football.
He debuted in the EFL Cup last season and later in the Championship. Gelhardt even scored in a pre-season game against Burnley. That on its own makes him more experienced than the slightly older Duncan.
And it’s certainly nice to hear that the club are already moving after the Duncan sale. It may only be a youth-team need but regardless, this is fast and gets things right back on track.
Duncan kicked up a fuss and was rightly moved on. Now Liverpool can go about fixing the absence he left and they may have already done it in record time.