Liverpool have struck a deal for Bobby Clark, according to reports. The Newcastle United youngster carries a big reputation.
This comes from Chronicle Live. They claim sources from the Liverpool side say there’s a deal to sign Bobby Clark.
The Daily Mail claimed a few weeks ago that Liverpool were closing in on an agreement with the 16-year-old. It now seems they were right.
Clark is considered one of the best players in Newcastle’s academy, says the Chronicle’s report. The Magpies hoped he’d sign a professional deal on turning 17 but he’s instead had his head turned.
Liverpool move ahead of not just Newcastle but Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur to sign the youngster. Though, this is still yet to be confirmed.
As is the fee. The report doesn’t speculate on what Liverpool might pay, just that Newcastle have accepted their offer.
That prevents the need for compensation through a tribunal, as Liverpool had to deal with over Harvey Elliott.
Liverpool strike deal for Bobby Clark
We can’t sit here and pretend to know anything about Clark, other than what has been reported. It’s pretty clear that he’s an exciting talent, though.
Liverpool are building quite the collection of those, too. Clark would join a youth system packed with talent and the 16-year-old clearly sees that as a good thing.
Playing with good players is a wonderful way to improve yourself, after all. But it also means believing you can shine above the rest and that’s no easy feat right now.
Still, you’re not going to make it without that confidence and Clark appears prepared to show a lot of confidence with this move. He’ll see the likes of Harvey Elliott and Kaide Gordon – both of whom moved to Liverpool at 16 – and see a future.
Hopefully, we’re talking about him in the same breath as those two for years to come.