Liverpool starlet Bobby Adekanye looks set to join Lazio at the end of the season having held discussions with the Italian club over a five-year contract.
Adekanye, the winger, has been in talks with the Serie A side over the past month, and The Mirror say he is ‘close to a deal’.
Should he put pen to paper, the teenager will leave Liverpool when his contract expires in the summer.
Adekanye has trained with Liverpool’s first-team this season but has still never made his senior debut. He’s appeared nine times in the Premier League 2 this term – scoring once – and has also added a further two goals in four UEFA Youth League matches.
A Netherlands youth international despite being born in Nigeria, he began his football career in Ajax’s academy system. Adekanye also spent time with PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona – the club which he left to join Liverpool in 2015.
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It is believed Liverpool were keen on extending Adekanye’s existing deal, but the Anfield club have been frustrated by his agent over various demands for a potential extension.
Adekanye’s departure comes amid questions over his consistency and a failure to develop in the manner expected since joining Liverpool three-and-a-half years ago.