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Report: Hull City closing in on Ben Woodburn after Sparta deal stalls

Liverpool have shown the strength of their academy in recent years. Trent Alexander-Arnold has risen through the ranks to establish himself as the world’s best right back, most recently Curtis Jones and Neco Williams have emerged from the academy with both now getting first team minutes. One youngster who hasn’t made the step up is set for another loan move; according to the Liverpool ECHO, Hull City are closing in on a loan move for Ben Woodburn.

Hull City are closing in on a loan move for Ben Woodburn (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Record breaking youngster

Ben Woodburn burst onto the scene on Merseyside when he became Liverpool’s youngest ever goal scorer in November 2016.

The Welshman netted in the League Cup against Leeds United aged just 17 years and 45 days old.

His debut season saw him end with nine first team appearance. There was some buzz around the player with many touting him as the next best thing out of the Liverpool academy.

Hull City closing on Ben Woodburn

According to the Liverpool ECHO, Hull City are closing in on a loan move for Ben Woodburn.

The Welshman was thought to be sealing a loan move to Sparta Rotterdam, however, for some reason the move has stalled and this has allowed time for Hull City to steal ahead in the Woodburn race.

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The 20-year-old has had a torrid time with injuries during his recent loan spells and will be hoping to get a full season of regular first team football under his belt.

What RTK has to say

This one has certainly taken us by surprise.

We were convinced that the Welshman was heading to the Netherlands with even James Pearce indicating that the deal was as good as done.

However, the Tigers appear to have stolen a march on the Rotterdam side due to the stall in negotiations.

Wherever he ends up, we can only hope that he gets the game time he so desperately needs.

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