The Reds are linked with just about any impressive youngster in the game. The latest rumour, reported by The Daily Mail, states that Liverpool are chasing Ricky-Jade Jones of Peterborough United. A tweet by the chairman of The Posh will have given Michael Edwards heart in any pursuit of the 17-year-old.
Chairman Darragh MacAnthony tweeted that he would be “delighted” if his home grown wonderkid ended up playing for Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Funny pal, when he was 15 I remember saying to youth coaches I’d be delighted if he ended up a red 😃. Anyhow forgetting all scouts & bids/speculation he’s at right place learning his trade & has good head on shoulders/excellent family support behind him. So No rush & all good 👌🏻 https://t.co/SsGOFr6d6i
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) November 26, 2019
The owner did go on to say that the player is currently in the right place to develop his game, also praising the player’s attitude and the stellar support that he has received from his family.
17-year-old Jones has caught the eye of Manchester United, Manchester City, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Burnley according to the report by The Daily Mail.
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If Liverpool are indeed chasing Ricky-Jade Jones, having the player’s chairman on side could prove vital in the final reckoning.
The youngster is allegedly being tracked by the nation’s biggest sides, with reports that Spurs have already had a £2m bid rejected by United.
Although we can’t claim to have watching the prodigy in action, his stats and references are impressive. Jones has bagged in cup games against Cambridge United and Stevenage and made his league debut last weekend against Burton Albion. Gaffer Darren Ferguson has said that the teenager is the quickest player he has ever worked with.
If Liverpool do sign Ricky-Jade Jones he would be the latest evidence that the Reds are planning carefully for the future. An array of highly rated youngsters have arrived at Anfield in recent seasons, with Sepp Van Den Berg and Harvey Elliott the freshest faces in the academy set up.