Promising youngsters Elijah Dixon bonner has joined Liverpool pic.twitter.com/2zofc7aD07— Andy's Arsenal U18's (@AndyAndya873) July 4, 2015
This is what he had to say about the move pic.twitter.com/CO4pOp9A4M— Andy's Arsenal U18's (@AndyAndya873) July 4, 2015
Elijah Dixon-Bonner took to Instagram to announce that he had officially become a Liverpool player after leaving Arsenal.
The 16-year-old becomes the fifth youth player to move to Merseyside this summer, following Joe Gomez, Bobby Adekanye, Brooks Lennon and Paulinho.
Although Dixon-Bonner’s signing is unlikely to have an impact on the senior squad in the immediate future, the stance taken by Brendan Rodgers to give young players a chance is clearly working as it has allowed the Reds to entice top young talent to their club.
The strategy is a certainly long-term plan, however, if just half the youth team squad go on to be successful, then it would be more than worth it.
Rodgers may have recruited two or three future stars to his side this summer without knowing if they will succeed, but even if they don’t make it at Liverpool then there is always the possibility they could be sold on for a profit later down the line.
As it stands, Reds fans will be more focused on the incomings and outgoings in the first-team but planning for the future shows good character and vision by the former Swansea boss.