Fabrizio Romano confirms Liverpool have 'completed' deal for 'talented' midfielder
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Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Liverpool have completed a deal for Leicester Trey Nyoni.
The Reds have struggled to secure several of their primary targets this summer. Despite agreeing a British transfer record fee of £111million with Brighton for Moises Caicedo, the Ecuador international opted to sign for Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Southampton’s teenage sensation Romeo Lavia also decided to join the Blues over the Anfield club.
Liverpool have a desperate lack of depth in midfield, having seen Fabinho and Jordan Henderson both depart to the Saudi Pro League last month while Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all left in June upon the expiry of their contracts.
Of course Liverpool have had some success in the transfer market, with Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo having all signed this summer.
And while it’s not an acquisition that will change the immediate fortunes of the first-team, transfer guru Romano has confirmed the Reds have completed a deal for youngster Nyoni.
Romano wrote: “Done, completed. Talented midfielder born in 2006 Trey Nyoni joins Liverpool from Leicester.”
The 16-year-old midfielder is expected to join Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s under-18s side for the new campaign, having already been welcomed to the AXA Training Centre by his new team-mates.
Nyoni arrives after a decade with Leicester while West Ham’s Amara Nallo, a centre back, has also joined from West Ham.
Their arrivals come after six youngsters were released and five others were sold, with the likes of Kerron Samuels and Charlie Hayes-Green among those to have departed.
Liverpool have moved to recruit high-potential talents from sides across the UK after a change in rules post-Brexit. Indeed, oversees signings under the age of 18 are no longer allowed, with Stefan Bajcetic, who joined from Celta Vigo in a £224,000 deal hours before the deadline, the Reds’ final acquisition of this type.
Since then, Liverpool have spent big money on the likes of Ben Doak, Kaide Gordon, Bobby Clark, Calum Scanlon and Trent Kone-Doherty.