Liverpool linked with summer moves for teenage duo & Rafa Camacho holds exit talks

22 June 2019

Liverpool are set to add one teenager to their Academy ranks this summer while they battle Juventus and Tottenham for another from the Championship.


And while a couple of potential younger additions to the club’s talent base is a positive, one player likely to be on the move soon is Portuguese winger Rafa Camacho.

Indeed, the 19-year-old could be on his way from the Reds as early as next week, according to Camacho’s father, speaking to national media.

“Sporting are very well positioned, we’ll see what happens next week. Interest has been expressed, but he has a contract with Liverpool. They’ve spoken to Liverpool and the club also have a say.

“He has to start doing it so he can explode once and for all. Let’s see if we can resolve this whole process by the end of next week.”

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, January 7, 2019: Liverpool's Rafael Camacho takes on Wolverhampton Wanderers' Rúben Vinagre during the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Camacho made his senior debut for the Reds during 2018/19, but it apparently isn’t enough to entice him to stay.

The youngster has rejected a new contract with the club and, as well as Sporting CP, Schalke are known to hold an interest.

Liverpool are reportedly negotiating for a 20 per cent sell-on clause and a buy-back fee included in any deal to sell him.

On the incoming front, one deal appears to be done and another is a possibility, according to local media.

Rekeem Harper is out of contract at West Brom and the 19-year-old is wanted by Liverpool, Tottenham and Juventus, say the Mirror.

Harper is a central midfielder who made 16 appearances in the Championship last term, scoring once against Rotherham.

He is also an England U19 international and had a loan spell at Blackburn last season.

Further down the Academy age groups, the Reds have reportedly wrapped up a deal for Northern Ireland youth international Conor Bradley.

The 16-year-old will join the U18s on July 9 for next season, reports the Ulster Herald, having been training with the young Reds for some time—even featuring on tour in Germany.

Currently with Dungannon United, Bradley is described as “a young attacker with blinding pace, mesmerising skill and an eye for goal”—so one to look out for next season with the youth teams, perhaps!

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