Liverpool are reportedly set to complete the signing of Manchester City midfielder Bobby Duncan.
Duncan, 16, the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, is in a dispute with City over his contract at the Etihad and is expected to move on from the club in the coming months.
The highly-rated youngster has not featured for any of City’s youth teams this season and it’s understood he will join up with Gerrard’s Under-18s on Merseyside.
According to The Sun, Duncan will not be allowed to join Liverpool until June – when he turns 17 – because of the Reds’ ban on signing youngsters from other English clubs. It’s claimed Liverpool will be forced to pay a compensation fee of around £200,000 for Duncan.
The promising teenager became the first England player at any level to score a hat-trick against Brazil with the U17s last year. Duncan has been keeping up his fitness by training with Wigan until he is given the green light on a switch to Anfield.
The midfielder had trials with Liverpool before he completed a move to City.