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Youth Transfers Thread

Pins88

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I remember seeing something from the sunderland owner that Liverpool were on the verge of signing 2 of their prospects.

Does anyone know if we did after?
 


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Liverpool and Chelsea trying to sign 15 year old Ben Chrisene from Exeter. He could break Ethan Ampadu's record as Exeter's youngest ever player.
 

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Anyone know a stream for the U19s V Napoli this afternoon.
 
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So Bobby Duncan has moved from our youth team to Fiorentina's youth team. Great move after he said he just wanted to play football. I'm sure it had nothing to do with his agent getting some money from the transfer or him geting a pay rise...
 

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So Bobby Duncan has moved from our youth team to Fiorentina's youth team. Great move after he said he just wanted to play football. I'm sure it had nothing to do with his agent getting some money from the transfer or him geting a pay rise...
He might be in the u19s temporarily while he gets match fit?
 

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Chelsea and Liverpool among those looking at Rangers’ 15-year-old defender King

Rangers face a fight to keep 15-year-old centre-back Leon King at the club, as The Athletic understands he is being monitored by a host of top clubs in England and Europe, including Chelsea, Liverpool and RB Leipzig.

King turns 16 in January and can sign a professional deal with a club then. It is understood that Rangers have already offered terms and that several meetings have been held this year to discuss his future.

It will be one of the immediate priorities for recently-appointed sporting director Ross Wilson, such is King’s rapid progression through the ranks at Auchenhowie. King has made several appearances for Graeme Murty’s development squad this season despite his age, a jump that only Billy Gilmour has managed in recent years. John Fleck and Danny Wilson are the last players to do similar.

It is believed that Chelsea and Liverpool had scouts in attendance as King started in the development side’s 2-1 defeat to Carlisle in October, which was watched by Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister. Liverpool have also been monitoring the situation for the past year and it is thought that Steven Gerrard and the senior management team have taken an interest in the discussion around his future.

King, who grew up in Pollok, has been at Rangers since the age of five after being spotted at the club’s training camps and comes from a family who are massive Rangers supporters. He is due to play tomorrow against Celtic in a closed-doors Glasgow Cup tie.

His physique developed quickly at a young age and that saw him make his under-20s debut against Partick Thistle in November last year as a 14-year-old, and last month make his under-19s debut against Spartak Moscow in a 2-2 draw. King also alerted scouts to his potential when he was named player of the tournament at last year’s JD Club Northern Ireland tournament.

He could have a big decision to make in January, though. Head of youth Craig Mulholland has often spoken about creating a “pathway” to the first-team but the lure of Premier League clubs and the money they can offer could make the decision more difficult.

It is thought that a tribunal fee would fetch around £400,000-£500,000, similar to the compensation Chelsea paid for Gilmour, who has now started two games for their senior team under Frank Lampard.

King was called up to Brian McLaughlin’s Scotland Under-17s squad to play Armenia, Iceland and Croatia last month where he partnered Liam Morrison, who moved to Bayern Munich from Celtic in the summer. It is a centre-back partnership that offers some hope given the dearth of quality available at senior level.

Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson, now under-18s coach at the club, rated him as the best prospect in the academy and it is no surprise given that Murty named him on the bench for Rangers’ UEFA Youth League match against Slovan Bratislava on Wednesday. While he didn’t come on, which would have made him the fifth youngest player in the competition’s history, his inclusion in the squad brought some praise.

“He’s another one we’ve got high hopes for,” says Murty. “He’s someone who is getting a lot of press now because he’s quite young but he’s there on merit. We don’t hesitate in pushing them forward if we think we can extend their learning and that’s what it’s about. It’s about making sure that Leon is challenged to the right level.

“There will be a time that he drops to his own age and we expect him to be the best player on the pitch, regardless of who else is on it. And there will be a time when he plays a couple of years up and we expect it to be a struggle for him.

“And then if we throw him into a game like this (UEFA Youth League) and really make him struggle, that’s where his development will accelerate the fastest. We just need to make sure we’re mindful of his age and we do it at the right time.”

Rangers’ academy has undoubtedly improved in recent years following an overhaul to its structure and coaching, but it may be the case that it is only now the fruits of its labour are beginning to show. Rangers now have to hope they can stave off potential suitors.
 



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Chelsea and Liverpool among those looking at Rangers’ 15-year-old defender King

Rangers face a fight to keep 15-year-old centre-back Leon King at the club, as The Athletic understands he is being monitored by a host of top clubs in England and Europe, including Chelsea, Liverpool and RB Leipzig.

King turns 16 in January and can sign a professional deal with a club then. It is understood that Rangers have already offered terms and that several meetings have been held this year to discuss his future.

It will be one of the immediate priorities for recently-appointed sporting director Ross Wilson, such is King’s rapid progression through the ranks at Auchenhowie. King has made several appearances for Graeme Murty’s development squad this season despite his age, a jump that only Billy Gilmour has managed in recent years. John Fleck and Danny Wilson are the last players to do similar.

It is believed that Chelsea and Liverpool had scouts in attendance as King started in the development side’s 2-1 defeat to Carlisle in October, which was watched by Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister. Liverpool have also been monitoring the situation for the past year and it is thought that Steven Gerrard and the senior management team have taken an interest in the discussion around his future.

King, who grew up in Pollok, has been at Rangers since the age of five after being spotted at the club’s training camps and comes from a family who are massive Rangers supporters. He is due to play tomorrow against Celtic in a closed-doors Glasgow Cup tie.

His physique developed quickly at a young age and that saw him make his under-20s debut against Partick Thistle in November last year as a 14-year-old, and last month make his under-19s debut against Spartak Moscow in a 2-2 draw. King also alerted scouts to his potential when he was named player of the tournament at last year’s JD Club Northern Ireland tournament.

He could have a big decision to make in January, though. Head of youth Craig Mulholland has often spoken about creating a “pathway” to the first-team but the lure of Premier League clubs and the money they can offer could make the decision more difficult.

It is thought that a tribunal fee would fetch around £400,000-£500,000, similar to the compensation Chelsea paid for Gilmour, who has now started two games for their senior team under Frank Lampard.

King was called up to Brian McLaughlin’s Scotland Under-17s squad to play Armenia, Iceland and Croatia last month where he partnered Liam Morrison, who moved to Bayern Munich from Celtic in the summer. It is a centre-back partnership that offers some hope given the dearth of quality available at senior level.

Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson, now under-18s coach at the club, rated him as the best prospect in the academy and it is no surprise given that Murty named him on the bench for Rangers’ UEFA Youth League match against Slovan Bratislava on Wednesday. While he didn’t come on, which would have made him the fifth youngest player in the competition’s history, his inclusion in the squad brought some praise.

“He’s another one we’ve got high hopes for,” says Murty. “He’s someone who is getting a lot of press now because he’s quite young but he’s there on merit. We don’t hesitate in pushing them forward if we think we can extend their learning and that’s what it’s about. It’s about making sure that Leon is challenged to the right level.

“There will be a time that he drops to his own age and we expect him to be the best player on the pitch, regardless of who else is on it. And there will be a time when he plays a couple of years up and we expect it to be a struggle for him.

“And then if we throw him into a game like this (UEFA Youth League) and really make him struggle, that’s where his development will accelerate the fastest. We just need to make sure we’re mindful of his age and we do it at the right time.”

Rangers’ academy has undoubtedly improved in recent years following an overhaul to its structure and coaching, but it may be the case that it is only now the fruits of its labour are beginning to show. Rangers now have to hope they can stave off potential suitors.
If only we had someone at Ibrox who could put in a good word...
 

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In the right team, Brewster starting against Liverpool's opponents could be useful, not just for his personal progress. Everyone loves a quick forward who's good in the box, especially towards the end of the season when lower-placed teams are focused on survival.
 

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In the right team, Brewster starting against Liverpool's opponents could be useful, not just for his personal progress. Everyone loves a quick forward who's good in the box, especially towards the end of the season when lower-placed teams are focused on survival.
Makes sense, we will likely be out of the Carabao Cup by then (or at least at a stage where we will want the first team to come back in). We will likely be fairly strong during the FA Cup and the Champions League will be just the knockout stages so their chances of first team football are basically none existent.

The article mentions Villa and Palace going in for Brewster but I would be surprised if he stays in the Premier League. The other club mentioned, Swansea, could be a good fit as they are struggling for forward options currently.

Also seems unlikely Kelleher would command a first team place at Preston given where they are in the league but good luck to him if that works out.
 

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Makes sense, we will likely be out of the Carabao Cup by then (or at least at a stage where we will want the first team to come back in). We will likely be fairly strong during the FA Cup and the Champions League will be just the knockout stages so their chances of first team football are basically none existent.

The article mentions Villa and Palace going in for Brewster but I would be surprised if he stays in the Premier League. The other club mentioned, Swansea, could be a good fit as they are struggling for forward options currently.

Also seems unlikely Kelleher would command a first team place at Preston given where they are in the league but good luck to him if that works out.
To be honest, I expect both to play in Championship or League One on loan but looking at what, for example, Norwich are doing, maybe Brewster would be able to play for such a team (not because of the system but because Farke has no issues with playing untested youngsters). That said, it's unrealistic from me to think that he'd be able to lead the line in a PL club at this moment but perhaps a wide attacking role would suit him.
 



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I think Swansea would be a great fit for Brewster, realistically past the busy Christmas schedule the only game he would play is maybe the FA Cup 3rd round, and 4th round depending on opposition
They have just the one main striker as well
 

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The article mentions Villa and Palace going in for Brewster but I would be surprised if he stays in the Premier League. The other club mentioned, Swansea, could be a good fit as they are struggling for forward options currently.
To be honest, I expect both to play in Championship or League One on loan but looking at what, for example, Norwich are doing, maybe Brewster would be able to play for such a team (not because of the system but because Farke has no issues with playing untested youngsters). That said, it's unrealistic from me to think that he'd be able to lead the line in a PL club at this moment but perhaps a wide attacking role would suit him.
I think Swansea would be a great fit for Brewster, realistically past the busy Christmas schedule the only game he would play is maybe the FA Cup 3rd round, and 4th round depending on opposition
They have just the one main striker as well
Agreed on Swansea being a good fit for Brewster. IMO Swans have a legitimate chance at earning promotion back to the PL next year. They actually started the season hanging in the top 3 but have slipped a bit. They have a big need for scoring and Brewster would get steady minutes. Consistent playing time in the Championship seems to have benefit Tammy Abraham's career. I realize he is a few years old than Rhian but the point remains.
 

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