This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
According to The Daily Mail, youngster Bobby Duncan wants to leave Liverpool with a possible loan move to Fiorentina on the cards.
The British transfer window may now be closed but that isn’t stopping players from potentially leaving as clubs around the continent eye up people to bolster their ranks with the European market still open.
Considering Liverpool’s Champions League win, it would take a brave man to leave the club given their current exploits but Duncan is someone who doesn’t seem too bothered by that.
According to The Daily Mail, he is frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities and wants to move away from the Reds as a result.
Per the report, Fiorentina could be willing to take the 18-year-old on loan.
It doesn’t matter how young and good you are, for the time being, it will take a colossal effort to break into this Liverpool side, especially if you’re a striker.
Rhian Brewster, a golden boot winner at the U17 World Cup is also struggling for opportunities but there haven’t been any hints that he’s frustrated.
Considering Brewster’s inability to work his way into the side, it’s not a great shock to see Duncan isn’t getting chances either.
The teenager has 23 goals in 26 matches for the club’s U18 side but individuals like him wanting to move on is something Liverpool may have to get used to.
The fact is that because of how well the senior team is doing, chances for their young players will become even more limited, thus adding to the frustration at youth level. In some ways, this will be negative if their best young players want to leave
If you’re a footballer you’re going to want to actually play and despite Duncan’s impatience in this situation, it wouldn’t be surprising if more players were found in this scenario.
Liverpool finished last season second in the Premier League whilst the fact they’ve reached two European finals in a row shows how good they’ve been.
At the moment, this won’t be an easy squad of players to get your chance in if you’re only on the peripheral.