Talented Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan could reportedly leave the club on a season-long loan amid interest from Danish side Nordsjaelland.
As per a report from Daily Mail, 18-year-old Liverpool sensation Bobby Duncan could be on his way out of the club, with Danish outfit Nordsjaelland keen on signing him on loan for the 2019-20 season.
Duncan started out at the Wigan Athletic academy, before making the switch to Manchester City’s youth setup back in 2011. Having spent seven years with the Cityzens, the 18-year-old forward joined Liverpool in the summer of 2018 and has established himself as one of the hottest prospect within the Merseysiders’ youth sides.
Duncan bagged 23 goals and 8 assists in 26 matches for Liverpool’s Under-18 side across all competitions last season, while he netted twice for the Reds’ Under-19 team in the UEFA Youth League as well. His exploits over the past campaign have seen him getting promoted to the U-23 setup this term, with the striker featuring three times so far.
While Duncan, who happens to be the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, is hailed as one of the brightest young talents within the club, the teenage sensation is concerned about his pathway to the first-team, having seen talented academy propsects like Ryan Kent, Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn find it hard to break through into Jurgen Klopp’s side.
To that end, Duncan is open to the prospect of leaving the club on loan in order to gain valuable first-team experience and continue his development. And Danish outfit Nordsjaelland are hoping to pounce on the situation by signing the wonderkid for the rest of the 2019-20 campaign, the report claims.
The Danish Superliga outfit are keen on luring Duncan to their club and are prepared to offer the 18-year-old regular first-team football in order to convince him to make the move. Nordsjaelland are also prepared to pay the teenage striker’s wages in full as well.
Nordsjaelland are not the only club interested in Duncan, with the report claiming that a number of scouts from clubs across Europe were present on Monday when the youngster took the field against Chelsea Under-23. However, the Danish side are the only team to have made a formal move as of yet and Liverpool are considering the offer on the table.
Duncan is contracted with Liverpool till 2021 and given that he is unlikely to break into the Reds’ first-team anytime soon given the wealth of attacking options at Klopp’s disposal. A loan move would bode well for the youngster, but it remains to be seen if the Reds accept Nordsjaelland’s offer.