Liverpool favourites for Rodney Kongolo’s signature…
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Liverpool could sign Feyernoord’s 16-year-old prodigal midfielder Rodney Kongolo this summer, reports the Mirror.
The wonderkid has been touted as ‘The next Patrick Vieira’, and has previously been linked to Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester City.
The Reds are now favourites for Kongolo’s signature, after the player’s mother met Anfield officials last month and held promising preliminary discussions.
Kongolo could potentially be swayed towards a move to Liverpool because of current manager Brendan Rodger’s penchant for playing youngsters. He’s overseen the transition of Raheem Sterling and Jon Flanagan into the first team, and has also given chances to Jordon Ibe and Jerome Sinclair already.
At City though, it’s been a long time since a youth player came through the ranks into the first-team, mainly because if the owner’s ability to bring in established world-class talent.