Report - Liverpool youngster catches the eye of Barcelona

Cameron Brannagan has caught the eye of those at the Nou Camp according to Marca.

Young Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan has emerged as a target for Barcelona according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

The report suggests that the scouting team at the Nou Camp have been keeping a close eye on the 18-year-old who has been impressive in Liverpool’s under-21 side, where he made 18 appearances this season. They reached the semi-finals of the play-offs in their Premier League campaign, only to be knocked out by Manchester United.

It is suggested that Barcelona would view Brannagan as a good long-term investment, and if he were to move to the Spanish side, he would begin life there in their B team.

The teenager recently starred as a substitute in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Shamrock Rovers in an end of season friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last week and looked pretty impressive on the ball.

Brendan Rodgers has been keen to give youngsters a chance during his time at Anfield so far, and Brannagan may be in line for some first team action next season if sticks around on Merseyside and also keeps impressing, with Liverpool fighting on four fronts next season.

If the report is true then Brannagan must be doing something right on the field with a club of the calibre of Barcelona watching him, which could probably give Liverpool fans good reason to be excited about at least one of their future prospects currently coming through the ranks if he remains on Merseyside.

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