Liverpool have made some clever signings in recent years. The Reds have been astute with their transfer business, identifying value in the market where others don’t. Not only have the Reds made some smart buys for the first team but they’ve snapped up some bright youngsters. Liverpool reportedly signing Kaide Gordon is a bargain when you consider how much Jude Bellingham cost.
Who is Kaide Gordon?
The Liverpool transfer news this week has been dominated by the name Kaide Gordon.
The 16-year-old Derby County youngster is expected to sign for the Reds in the next week according to The Athletic.
He is regarded by many at County to be the best 16-year-old in the country.
Wayne Rooney certainly holds that view and he is quite the authority on child superstars given he was one himself.
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The attacking midfielder recently became Derby’s fourth youngest player ever when he came on for the final moments of a 4-0 thrashing of Birmingham City.
Liverpool to sign Kaide Gordon
Liverpool are expected to sign Kaide Gordon in the next week.
A fee of £1m which could rise to £3m is thought to have been agreed with the Championship side.
The Rams are in financial difficulty at the moment and cashing in on their top prospect will go some way to alleviating these problems.
Jude Bellingham comparison
Last summer Borussia Dortmund landed Jude Bellingham for £25m.
The 17-year-old had established himself in the Birmingham City first team in the 2019/20 season.
He signed a professional deal with Birmingham just a month before heading to the German giants.
The fact that Liverpool are paying just £1m for Gordon in comparison to the £25m Dortmund had to pay for Bellingham speaks volumes about how good of a deal this is.
Sure, Bellingham had more first team appearances. However, Gordon was edging towards making more senior showings.
The Derby wonderkid had made his senior debut and was training with the first team on merit.
There is also the consideration that we’ve snapped him up before he could sign a professional contract which would’ve given Derby much more bargaining power.
This is a masterstroke from Liverpool.