Reds hugely impressed with Derby County’s Will Hughes…
Liverpool are set to £6m bid for Derby County’s teenage midfielder Will Hughes, touted as the ‘next Steven Gerrard’, reports the Metro.
Brendan Rodgers sent scout Dave Fallows to check out the youngster during England Under-21s demolition of Scotland Under-21s last week, and he was mightily impressed with what he saw of the elegant midfielder.
Hughes has already racked up over 50 first-team appearances with the Championship club, and has quickly established himself as a regular starter. His first-touch is outstanding, and the teenager can play intricate through-balls. Hughes fits the attributes that Rodgers likes in a midfielder, as he is capable of playing quick passes in a slick, dynamic footballing side.
With club captain Steven Gerrard 33-years-old, Rodgers could be looking at the Derby wonderkid is a long-term replacement, and a £6m bid is imminent.
Derby boss Nigel Clough has admitted that Hughes could leave before the end of the month.
“There is interest but at the moment nothing is happening with Will,” said Clough.
“But at the end of the transfer window anything can happen.”
The Reds have sold Jonjo Shelvey this summer to Swansea, so perhaps have room for another talented young midfielder in the squad.