18 year old Liverpool defender Conor Bradley is leaving Anfield on loan for the 2022/23 season.
Bradley will be heading to Bolton Wanderers to help the former Premier League side in their attempt to achieve promotion from League One.
This will be the first time the young right back has left Anfield in his professional career.
The Northern Ireland international has played for his national team from Under 16 level onwards and in 2021 made his debut for Ian Baraclough’s team.
Bradley played his youth football at St Patrick’s FC between 2012 and 2016 and at Dungannon Swifts from 2016 until Liverpool signed him in 2019. The youngster is contracted to Liverpool until 2023.
Former Liverpool and West Ham striker Neil Mellor has praised Bradley as a ‘top talent’ who will help Bolton push further than their ninth place finish last season.
A club which played in the Premier League for every season between 1995/96 and 2011/2012 will surely be hoping to do better than finishing ten points off the League One playoffs as they did last year.
Bradley may have to wait a while to become a regular starter as Trent Alexander-Arnold has a firm grip on the right back position. Whilst Trent is only 23 years old he’s already made 161 Premier League appearances and has been involved in some of the most iconic moments in Liverpool’s recent history.
Furthermore, when Bradley returns from Bolton Wanderers he’ll face competition from fellow right-back Calvin Ramsay, who is also 18.
The deal for the Scotland Under 21 player also includes a 17.5% sell-on clause and £2.5 million in potential add-ons.
Ramsay has the advantage over Bradley in that he made 33 appearances for Aberdeen in the 2021/2022 season, perhaps giving the Northern Irishman some game time at Bolton is exactly what he needs.
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