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Report: Liverpool beat Man United to Kaide Gordon signing

Liverpool have been begged to make a January signing. Kopites have implored the club to act after the injury crisis finally begun to take its toll on the side. The club need to sign a centre back. We look to have completed our first deal of the window but it’s not the one we needed. According to The Telegraph, Liverpool have beaten Man United to the signing of Kaide Gordon.

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Who is Kaide Gordon?

16-year-old Derby County wonderkid Kaide Gordon is thought to be one of the best youngsters around.

Derby manager Wayne Rooney has claimed he is the best 16-year-old in the country.

The teenager is a versatile attacking midfielder and can operate as a striker if needed.

He recently became Derby’s fourth youngest player ever when he came on in the 4-0 thrashing of Birmingham City.

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Liverpool close in on Kaide Gordon signing

The Reds have been linked with the teenager for weeks.

The Anfield interest appears to be have been concrete.

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool have agreed a deal for Kaide Gordon.

The Reds will reportedly pay £1m guaranteed but the fee could rise to £3m.

Manchester United and Spurs were thought to also be in pursuit of the teenager, the Red Devils also recently lost out in the race for Stefan Bajcetic.

The money will go some way to helping Derby combat their financial problems, December’s wages remain partially unpaid.

What RTK has to say

Liverpool signing Kaide Gordon could be a masterstroke.

The youngster is extremely highly rated as evidenced in the interest in him.

To be backed by Wayne Rooney as the best of his age in the country should tell you something about the youngster.

Hopefully the deal is confirmed swiftly and the kid lives up to the hype in the years to come.

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