Liverpool are plotting to add to their high-profile youth ranks with a move for FC Nordsjaelland teenager Emre Mor, according to reports.
After securing the signings of Bobby Adekanye, Brooks Lennon and Taiwo Awoniyi this summer, Liverpool look set to continue their youth recruitment drive with a move for Danish star, Mor.
That is according the Mail, who claim that “Manchester United and Liverpool are ready to go head-to-head” for the 18-year-old.
“[Mor] is emerging as one of the most promising youngsters in Europe.”
“And his performances for FC Nordsjaelland Under 19s have earned rave reviews among scouts from some of the continent’s top clubs.”
These clubs are said to include United, Liverpool, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund’s interest in Mor is speculated to have intensified Liverpool’s pursuit, following the arrival of former BVB manager Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp has shown his belief in youth over the first month of his Merseyside tenure, and a move for Mor could see him add to his top-level academy ranks alongside the likes of Adekanye.
Mor, a skilful striker, made his debut for the Denmark U19s in July, and has scored two goals in two appearances for Bent Christensen Arensoe’s side so far.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are also said to have taken 15-year-old Belgian goalkeeper Jonathan de Bie on trial.
De Bie began his career with Anderlecht, and Simon Jones of the Mail claims that the KV Mechelen talent “has been at Liverpool on a trial, taking part in a couple of games, and is likely to figure in another youth game later this week.”
Liverpool’s U18s side were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Wolves on Tuesday afternoon, with talented young midfielder Yan Dhanda missing two penalties.
U18s coach Neil Critchley will be hoping to continue his progress and aid Klopp’s time at Liverpool—and the additions of Mor and De Bie could help him do so.