As far as signings go, this transfer season saw that paramount importance is given to young and upcoming talents. The big money moves of Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé have gone on to show that investment in prodigies can prove to be immensely rewarding.
As of such, clubs across Europe have commenced hunting for youngsters in an attempt to lure them to their respective youth outfits. One such wonder-kid is 16-year-old Edvard Tagseth, who has signed for Liverpool’s youth academy.
The youngster, in an interview with LFC TV, revealed that other top flight clubs of England were eager for his services too. Prior to his move, he played for Norwegian side FK Neset.
He went on to reveal: “When I was thirteen, I went on a trial at Everton. I went there a couple of times before Man United wanted me.”
It appears that the Blue side of Manchester was keen on securing him as well. He continued: “I played a tournament, there were some scouts there I think and Man City wanted me in April 2015 before I went to Liverpool in May.”
Furthermore, on his signing with the Merseyside club, Tagseth had this to say: “I signed a scholarship with Liverpool and it was a dream come true. It was always my dream to play for Liverpool and when they wanted to sign me, I couldn’t say no to that.”
Moreover, the Norwegian teen has been described amongst the ‘greatest talents of the modern era’ with the country’s FA head of development Hakon Grottland comparing him to Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard.
On their official website, Liverpool describe the central midfielder to be like a Duracell battery, as he never stops running for the team. If he is able to develop his talents with the English side and break through to the first team in due seasons, they might have just landed a gem.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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