Last week it became clear that another of Liverpool’s young starlets was to go out on loan next season in the form of Hungarian midfielder Krisztian Adorjan.
The 20-year-old looks like he will be playing his football at FC Groningen after a successful trial period with the club.
When it comes to spotting talent there is no doubt that Groningen have a certain eye for players with potential to become future stars; for instance a certain Mr Luis Suarez was picked up by the club in 2006.
And Groningen now get another excellent player who should be the perfect fit for Dutch football.
While the overall quality of play might have dipped in the Eredivisie in recent times the fact remains that the style of play has not changed.
Most teams in Holland stick to the beloved 4-3-3 system and play the technical, attacking, passing game that made this nation the birthplace of ‘total football’.
Groningen are also one of the ‘best of the rest’ in the Dutch league; consistently finishing inside the top ten in recent years and finishing seventh in 2012-13.
And Adorjan will be an excellent addition for them; but the overall winners from this deal will hopefully be Liverpool.
Adorjan is very talented. His passing range and vision are exactly what Brendan Rodgers asks for from his players and in the games I have seen him play in the NextGen Series I have been very impressed.
Liverpool obviously have plenty of young talent already knocking around the joint but Adorjan can really come on leaps and bounds at Groningen.
He can play football in the way both he and Liverpool would want him to be playing and hopefully on a regular basis in a squad that is relatively small in comparison to the competition he might face at Anfield.
Will he ever become a first-team regular at Liverpool? It is tough to say but he certainly has all the right characteristics to give it a good go and a spell in Dutch football can only help his progress in the long term.
Whether he becomes a star for Liverpool or not I doubt this is the last we have heard from Krisztian Adorjan.
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