Liverpool have added another highly-rated and promising youngster to their academy as Norwegian whizkid Edvard Sandvik Tagseth joins the club from FK Neset.
Liverpool Echo have reported that Liverpool have continued their progressive and rapid imports to add to their academy squads, with Norwegian whizkid Edvard Sandvik Tagseth the latest to join the club. The player arrives from FK Neset.
The report iterates that Liverpool had a deal in place to facilitate the arrival of Tagseth as early as 2015. However, as per the youth transfer regulations, the transfer could only take place once the player turns 16, which sees the Norwegian join the club’s academy squad now.
Tagseth posted a picture on his Instagram account alongside the newly appointed Under-18 coach Steven Gerrard and Academy director Alex Inglethorpe and the player hws visibly delighted as he did not hide his happiness at joining the Reds with an equally zealous caption, ‘Can’t wait to get started’.
The youngster is a gem and widely regarded as a future superstar back in his home country, with the Head of Development at Norwegian FA, Hakon Grottland hailing him as a complete player, putting him in the same bracket as Martin Odegaard.
“Edvard is extremely talented. He is farther than Ødegaard was. It is dangerous to say, but he has very much of what Ødegaard had and some more. He is almost frightening complete for a youngster,” as per Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.
Tagseth is the latest among others to be pursued by Liverpool, especially after their domestic transfer ban in respect of youth signings has accentuated the need to look abroad for young additions to their academy setup.
15-year-old Finnish wonderkid Patrik Raitanen has also signed for the club and the central defender will now be joined by the left-footed midfielder, Edvard Sandvik Tagseth, while Dal Varesanovic – another midfielder – has also joined the club, rejecting Spanish giants Barcelona in the process.
Six Norwegians have so far played for Liverpool, with John Arne Riise the most well known name on the list. The full-back had a brilliant career at Anfield and Tagseth would hope he can have a similarly fledgling career with the club.