Liverpool have been savvy in the transfer market in recent years. FSG have been working on a policy of buy low sell high. We’ve prioritised potential over price, often developing players and making huge profits. The Reds look set to repeat the trick. Twitter has reacted to reports that Liverpool have sealed a deal for Kaide Gordon.
Kaide Gordon profile
So – what do you need to know about Kaide Gordon?
He’s 16-years-old and he plays as an attacking midfielder for Derby County.
Recently he became the Rams’ fourth youngest player ever when he came on as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Birmingham City.
He’s highly rated by manager Wayne Rooney, the Scouser believes him to be the best 16-year-old in the country.
Liverpool to sign Kaide Gordon
The past few weeks have seen the Reds snap up a couple of youngsters.
Calum Scanlon was signed from Birmingham City.
Just before the New Year we saw the club beat Manchester United to the signing of Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo.
According to Sky Sports, Liverpool are set to confirm the signing of Kaide Gordon.
The deal is thought to be worth up to £3m with an initial fee of £1m guaranteed.
The Rams are in dire financial trouble at the moment and the sale of their brightest prospect will go some way to alleviating this financial burden.
Twitter reacts to news
Some fans are annoyed that the club are prioritising youth signings over bringing in a centre back.
Whilst others are excited by the teenager’s potential.