Photo: New Liverpool signing Bobby Adekanye star-struck alongside former teammate Luis Suarez

Liverpool have signed 16-year-old Bobby Adekanye from Barcelona.

As per Sky Sports, Liverpool have taken advantage of Barcelona’s dispute with FIFA to bring in their talented youth star Bobby Adekanye.

The Dutch youth international traded Ajax for the Catalans in 2011, one of a number of deals which was later branded illegal by FIFA and prompted a transfer ban for the La Liga giants.

During his time in Amsterdam, the Nigerian-born winger was only a child in relative terms but he was still held in high regard, especially among the youth team coaches who were amazed by his talent.

As such, he became familiar with the senior players and was among a number of youngsters to walk out with the senior side for a competitive fixture, meeting Luis Suarez along the way.

The Uruguay international rose to prominence at the Amsterdam Arena, scoring 81 goals in 110 league appearances before making a switch the Premier League.

With the Reds, Suarez became a world-class striker, netting 31 Premier League goals in 33 matches as he almost single-handedly took the team to within touching distance of claiming the title two seasons ago.

While Adekanye can’t be expected to replicate such astonishing form on Merseyside, there are big things expected of him with his style compared to that of Bayern Munich superstar Arjen Robben.

A skilful winger blessed with natural pace and raw ability, boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that he lives up to the hype and one day becomes a favourite in front of the Kop.

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