Liverpool are always on the lookout for the next best thing. The Reds have hoovered up some top talents in recent seasons and will continue to do so. This summer we should make one of our most audacious youth signings yet. Liverpool should swoop for Thierry Small amid his Everton contract standoff.
Thierry Small Everton contract
16-year-old Thierry Small is one of the most exciting prospects at Everton.
As a result the talented left back has caught the eye of clubs across Europe.
He is a regular at the U23 level for The Toffees, making 13 appearances for David Unsworth’s side last term, scoring three and assisting one.
It’s fair to say that’s not a bad return for a left back playing well above his age group.
Such is the faith that the Ev have in the youngster they’ve been trying to tie him down to a professional deal.
However, Thierry Small appears to be stalling on a new Everton contract.
According to The Athletic the wonderkid has failed to report for pre-season and has been absent for the past week amid the dispute.
The teenager is said to be looking to engineer a move away despite the club even giving him a locker in the first team dressing room to convince him of their faith in his future.
Liverpool should swoop for Thierry Small
It could be time to break Everton hearts again.
Liverpool should swoop for Thierry Small if he’s looking for a move.
The Athletic has cited interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich among others.
If Europe’s elite are chasing him then we should be as well.
The Reds could have the edge in that he wouldn’t have to relocate, making any transition easier.
Furthermore, we could sell him on the track record Jürgen Klopp has of bringing youth players through both at Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.
If the lad is available we just have to be in the conversation, you can’t lose the next best thing to your competitors.
There is precedent for snapping up youngsters from rivals, we signed James Balagizi from Manchester City and he’s now one of our academy’s most exciting prospects.