ALTRINGHAM, ENGLAND - Friday, March 10, 2017: Liverpool's coach Steven Gerrard before an Under-18 FA Premier League Merit Group A match against Manchester United at Moss Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool sign Bosnian teenage prodigy for Steven Gerrard’s under-18s

Liverpool’s transfer business has started early for the summer, with the addition of Dal Varesanovic from FK Sarajevo in Bosnia.

The quest to produce more Academy-based talents for the first team continues apace, and a new face at Kirkby next season will be the 16-year-old midfielder.

With Barcelona and Dinamo among the teams said to be interested in signing Varesanovic, the Reds moved quickly to agree a deal—though he hasn’t been able to make the switch until turning 16.

The teenager is expected to be part of Steven Gerrard‘s under-18 side next term, with the former first-team skipper confirmed in April as beginning his managerial path with the young Reds.

A fee of around €50,000 has been mentioned (£43,000) in relation to Varesanovic’s move from FK Sarajevo and he becomes the first Bosnian to join the Reds since Armin Hodzic, who left for Dinamo Zagreb in 2014 and has since gone on to debut for the Bosnia-Herzegovina national team.

Prior to switching to FK Sarajevo, Varesanovic was a member of the Dinamo Zagreb youth academy, which has produced the likes of Luka Modric, Zvonimir Boban and Robert Prosinecki in midfield.

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