The next Coutinho? Liverpool rising star names Barcelona as dream destination

LIVERPOOL starlet Bobby Adekanye has revealed he dreams of returning to Barcelona one day.

The left winger began his fledgling career with Ajax having moved to Holland from Nigeria at the age of four.

And his progress in Amsterdam saw him snapped up by La Liga giants Barcelona six years ago.

Adekanye was forced to leave Barcelona in 2015 though when they were found to have broken FIFA’s rules on signing underage players.

Liverpool promptly swooped for the 18-year-old and he’s now making a name for himself with the Reds in the UEFA Youth League.

Adekanye says he’s got his eye on breaking into Jurgen Klopp’s senior plans going forwards.

Although the Nou Camp, rather than Anfield, is where he wants to play his football ultimately.

Explaining his move to Liverpool and hopes for the future, Adekanye told Dutch outlet VoetbalZone: “I wanted to try something different.

“I wanted to play on a higher level. In addition, Liverpool gives the opportunity to youth, just look at the club’s past. I thought, ‘I have good talent and am a good football player so why not? Why should not I try?’

“It has not gone as far as I had hoped, but I’m still young. I can learn a lot from my injuries and bad moments.

“I really need to play football and every minute I get to show myself. Hopefully, my dream comes true and that’s playing in Liverpool’s first-team.

“Yes, Barcelona is my ultimate dream, that’s right, and hopefully I will play there again in the future. But my dream for now is to get into Liverpool’s first-team.

“The club has a lot of confidence in me, they see a big talent in me. They say: ‘All you need to do is to keep fit and you can kick on here.’”