Bobby Adekanye has announced that he will leave Liverpool this summer, bidding farewell to the club and its famously vociferous fanbase on Twitter.
The 20-year-old striker had been tipped to make a big impact at Anfield, having joined the club in 2015 after spells in two of Europe’s most famed academies – those belonging to Ajax and Barcelona.
But despite an impressive record at youth level, Adekanye has failed to follow Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones and co into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans. The Nigerian has failed to make a single Premier League appearance for The Reds.
And amid claims from the Liverpool Echo that Adekanye has agreed a four-year deal with Serie A outfit Lazio, the striker has taken to social media to announce that his time on Merseyside is coming to an end.
Adekanye spoke to Voetbal Zone in March and suggested that he had decided to walk away from Liverpool after being left out of the club’s 2018 pre-season tour of the USA, despising claiming that he had been promised a role.
“(Being left out) was disappointing and it has contributed to the fact that I do not want to renew my contract,” the 20-year-old said with his current deal set to expire this summer. ''If they promise such things and it doesn't happen, I don't know what will happen if I sign for three years.
''That confidence is no longer there, even though I still greatly respect the club. I expected that I would get a chance at Liverpool sooner. I don't think I appeared in (Klopp’s) plans. If so, I have to look for something else. "
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