Liverpool have made an enquiry into the possibility of signing Hamilton forward Ryan One.
As well as trying to do business for the senior team, Liverpool have been busy bolstering their academy this summer. Talks with Leicester City’s Trey Nyoni and West Ham’s Amara Nallo are reportedly well underway.
In addition, TeamTALK now report that the Reds are also once again looking to Scotland’s best and brightest.
Fresh from the inspired capture of Ben Doak last year, Liverpool are reportedly pushing to sign One as well. They’re far from alone in their interest though, with half of the Premier League seemingly keen.
Brighton – always the yardstick in youth recruitment – are said to have been trying hard to sign the 17-year-old, with no success. Burnley and Newcastle are two more claimed to be interested.
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Meanwhile Old Firm duo Rangers and Celtic are also sniffing around. With One described as being ‘one of the top young prospects’ in Scotland, that’s no surprise. Among all of that, Liverpool are supposedly there, too.
Given the interest in him, it reportedly won’t be cheap to bring One in. No exact figures are mentioned here, but it is claimed that Hamilton intend to ‘stand firm’ and ‘fetch the right price’ for the teenager.
Liverpool target Scottish prospect
As the clock ticks down on the summer window, this probably isn’t the news many Liverpool fans want to hear right now.
The club are leaving it a little too late to get the right senior midfielders through the door. We really need some movement over the next few days. Nevertheless, we think this is still smashing news.
As their ongoing pursuits of Nyoni and Nallo indicate, Liverpool have gotten good at youth recruitment over recent years.
Last year, Doak was just the latest in a string of impressive talents joining the academy from British rivals.
The likes of Harvey Elliott, Kaide Gordon and Bobby Clark have arrived, while there are high hopes for Irishman Trent Kone-Doherty. Stefan Bajcetic was also brought in not all that long ago before the new Brexit rules came into place.
Add the chase for One into that mix, and you start to see a promising pattern of Liverpool bolstering their own, home-grown talents.
Of course, there would be no expectation for the forward to go straight into the first team. This also sounds like it’s far from being anything like done. But it’s still a different kind of exciting nonetheless. One to keep an eye on, so to speak!