The Reds are speaking to Daniel Amartey, and are expected to sign him in January…
Liverpool are in negotiations with Ghanaian defensive prodigy Daniel Amartey, the player has confirmed.
The 18-year-old currently plays for Swedish outfit Djurgarden IF, and is attracting a host of European heavyweights following a string of outstanding performances, the Daily Star reports.
“I have been in contact with the Liverpool management,” said the wonderkid.
“I hope we can sort a transfer out – it’s a great club to play for.”
Amartey is comfortable playing at either centre-half or in an anchoring role in the middle, although has been deployed mainly at the back so far this season.
It is thought the Reds will have to shell out £1.5m for his services, and his current club is resigned to losing their prodigal young star.
Amartey is extremely strong, but also composed in possession, which is a trait Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants his centre-backs to have. Liverpool did sign Kolo Toure, Tiago Ilori and Mamadou Sakho in the summer, so Amartey will probably go into the Reds’ Under-21 side, alongside potential future stars Jordon Ibe and Raheem Sterling.
The Ghanaian has made 22 appearances now for Djurgarden, who could take the player back on loan for the rest of the season with Liverpool potentially facing problems in acquiring a work permit for him.