The Reds are said to be on the verge of signing French youngster Yasser Larouci
Ian Doyle of the Liverpool Echo reported the Merseysiders are close to recruiting free agent Larouci following his recent departure from Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre.
Goal’s Melissa Reddy recently said Liverpool aren’t the only Premier League club interested in the 16-year-old, although it’s said the Reds are close to beating Manchester United to his signature:
The attacking midfielder captained Le Havre's Under-16s. He had a trial at Southampton in December and has also been monitored by Man Utd.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) February 18, 2017
After turning down the chance to sign a contract with Le Havre, it appears evident Larouci has bigger goals in mind and may find the offer of a move to join Liverpool’s academy aligns with his career projections.
Le Havre developed promising young players such as Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez in past years, although Liverpool could the be the ones who benefit from their latest emerging starlet.