Liverpool are on the verge of signing Leicester City youngster Trey Nyoni for their academy.

It’s common knowledge that the Reds are still badly in need of midfield additions for the first team this summer. But while the poker over Romeo Lavia continues, yesterday brought reports that they have done the work to secure Nyoni’s signature.

This has today been confirmed by journalist Fabrizio Romano. Writing on social Media platform X, Romano reports that the deal to take the 16-year-old to Anfield is ‘close.’

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“Liverpool are close to complete deal to sign Leicester City 16-year-old English midfielder Trey Nyoni,” says the journalist. “One more talent for the Academy.

Romano also gave an update on Liverpool’s reported pursuit of West Ham United defender Amara Nallo.

“This follows deal advanced for 2006 born centre back Amara Nallo from West Ham as revealed yesterday,” he says.

Stocking up for the future, great to see!

Liverpool closing in on Nyoni

Liverpool operate slightly differently to some of their Premier League rivals in terms of academy purchases. Whereas the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in particular go for a scattergun approach, the Reds are more measured.

They do their homework on the players they want and only attempt to sign them if they’re sure they have something to offer.

In recent years, we’ve seen a handful of really talented youngsters from across Britain join the club from elsewhere.

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The poster boy for this approach is probably Harvey Elliott, who was brought in from Fulham. Kaide Gordon, Ben Doak and Bobby Clark are other notable players who have been bought after shining in different British academies.

Then there’s the likes of Trent Kone-Doherty who is another potential future first-teamer.

Of course, it’s still great to see players nurtured in house. There’s no greater feeling for those at the academy than seeing a Curtis Jones or a Trent Alexander-Arnold make it to the senior side.

But in reality these players are few and far between. If the Reds feel they can go out and get young players who can one day supplement the first team, then they absolutely should do that.

In Nyoni and Nallo, it looks like we have another couple of future stars on our hands. Smart, smart business.