Following the recent signing of 15 year old winger Raheem Sterling, Liverpool are set to capture another of England’s brightest young talents, 18 year old Jonjo Shelvey.
The Reds have agreed a fee with Charlton of £1.7m, which could rise to almost £3m with future domestic and international appearances. The midfielder travelled to Merseyside on Tuesday and the results of a medical will be known on Wednesday.
Having made 27 league appearances for the League One side this season, Shelvey is an experienced player for a teenager. He turned down a move to Chelsea last year and has also been wanted by Arsenal and Spurs. He became Charlton’s youngest ever player, making his debut aged 16 years and 59 day, and youngest ever goalscorer.
The talented attacking midfielder, who is also capable of playing the Steven Gerrard role as second-striker, has made 48 appearances in total for the Addicks, including four goals this season.
Charlton explained on their website that as part of the potential transfer, the two clubs are also in talks to develop a strategic partnership involving the development of players in both directions.