Liverpool are allegedly set to let ‘huge talent’ Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty train at the AXA Training Centre after spending time with Arsenal.
The 17-year-old is a huge talent, according to Tom Bogert, a freelance writer with expertise on all things MLS. He reports that an array of clubs are interested in the teenager and the Reds are one of them.
Marshall-Rutty is Canadian and comes from Toronto FC. Having already spent time with Arsenal, it’s clear he is a top prospect and offers are expected for a pre-agreed move when he turns 18.
Bogert reports: He has “no Euro passport so if an offer is accepted, it would be pre-arranged for when he turns 18, just like Jonathan Gomez’s move to Real Sociedad or Caden Clark to RB Leipzig, both this winter.”
He is the youngest player to be called up to the Canadian national team and, although he is yet to make his debut for his country, it underlines how highly he is rated.
Liverpool have always been a club with a clear approach to young talent.
They prefer to find them and nurture them from a young age like with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones and, of course, a couple famous names like Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen. But they also don’t hesitate to recruit the best young players from elsewhere.
Harvey Elliott is a great example of this and, while he has battled with injury, Joe Gomez also highlights the Reds’ approach to young players.
Elliott got unlucky with his ankle injury against Leeds just as he was beginning to find a place in the starting XI but he is on the comeback trail now.