Report: Liverpool to sign Barcelona youngster Bobby Adekayne for free

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Liverpool are reportedly set to complete the signing of Barcelona youngster Bobby Adekayne.

According to The Liverpool Echo, manager Brendan Rodgers has successfully taken advantage of FIFA’s dispute with Barcelona over their recruitment of youngsters by signing higly-rated winger Bobby Adekayne on a free.

The report states that the 16-year-old was available as a free agent after being caught up in the dispute between Barcelona and FIFA, and despite the Catalan giants' best efforts to keep the player, the youngster has decided to cut his ties and join Liverpool.

Described as skilful and blessed with great pace by The Liverpool Echo, Reds fans can now start to get excited about the fleet-footed winger and what his signing could mean for the future.

How successful can Adekanye be for Liverpool?

Adekanye is a player of a very similar mould to Jordon Ibe, Raheem Sterling and Sheyi Ojo, so he does head to Liverpool with lots of very strong competition.

Ojo, who turns 19 next month, will be hoping for first-team football next season and could look to prosper should Sterling leave the club this summer.

Adekanye is a fair few years younger than the aforementioned trio, but he could look to benefit from the experience all three could pass down to him for his development.

He is certainly a player with very good pedigree and with the right coaching, tutoring and discipline could go very far in a Liverpool shirt and become a major player for them sooner rather than later.

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