Kolo Toure has confirmed that he trained with much-hyped Norwegian teenage star Martin Ødegaard at Liverpool this week, telling reporters “he’s a very good player!”
The 15-year-old has spent the week at Melwood getting to know the club, with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United also said to be interested in his signature.
Fans and Norwegian media gathered around the gates of the training ground hoping to catch as glimpse of Ødegaard, before Toure greeted fans.
The Daily Mirror say Liverpool “are in pole position” to beat rivals to the signing of Ødegaard.
This Is Anfield’s Jack Lusby has written this piece on the youngster, calling for him to be signed, but for the hype to die down.