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Liverpool Beat Manchester United to Sign 16-Year-Old Wonderkid

Liverpool have won the race for Stefan Bajcetic, according to reports. The Reds have beaten arch-rivals Manchester United to sign the Celta Vigo youngster.

It was believed that a transfer to Manchester United was ‘practically arranged’ until Liverpool launched a ‘last-minute attack’ to land the 16-year-old youngster.

Although, if reports are to be believed, then Liverpool were apparently the first team interested. United thought they’d managed to get ahead in this race – only to lose it at the last minute.

However, despite the Red Devils’ interest, reports claim that Bajcetic will now ‘pack his bags for Anfield.

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE LIVERPOOL BAJCETIC MOVE:

The Premier League champions are looking to push through a deal, ahead of the change in regulations over signing players under the age of 18 from January 1.

The UK leaves the EU on January 1st, which will dramatically restrict signing young players from Europe. It will effectively end any chances, in truth.

If Liverpool want Bajcetic, then they have to get it done before 2021 kicks off. Bajcetic has been at La Liga side Celta for seven years but is now eager to test himself in England. The 15-year-old youngster can play at left-back as well as in midfield.

Liverpool scouts have been impressed by Bajcetic, who has featured twice for Celta’s B team this season.

A fee isn’t mentioned in the report but Celta Vigo will get a share of his training rights plus compensation when the deal is completed.

Liverpool have one of the standout academy setups in England, with their U18s currently second in the northern section table. 

Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig were also monitoring his situation, but all signs now point towards a move to Liverpool.

The Reds signed a number of teenagers from abroad last summer with the likes of Fabian Mrozek, Mateusz Musialowski, and Marcelo Pitaluga joining the academy ranks.

The family of the teenager are contemplating whether a move to the Premier League and world champions would benefit him.

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