CONFIRMED: Liverpool sign highly rated Notts County teenager


Liverpool have signed highly rated youngster Jack Bearne from League Two side Notts County.

The Mirror comprehends that a fee has been agreed and Liverpool will pay in the around of £150,000 for the youngster to Country and ‘will further benefit as he progresses at Anfield’.

The club have declared on their official website that the youngster has accepted a long-term contract, with the transfer of enlistment to be finished in April 2017.

“On behalf of everyone at the academy I’d like to wish Jack all the very best,” academy manager Mick Halsall told the club’s official website.

“He’s going to a fantastic club that provides pathways for youngsters to reach the first team. Being from the city and having played in their academy, Liverpool is a club close to my heart and I truly hope Jack goes all the way.”

Notts County is currently going through difficulty on and off the pitch. The League Two side are sitting one point above the relegation zone and have been assigned a winding up petition by HMRC over a tax charge and has a total extraordinary debt of around £500,000. The club also struggled to pay their players’ wages in November, requiring assistance from the Football League to do as such.

This is a worryingly well-known situation for lower-level league sides in England, and Notts County are hoping to offload some of their players to abstain from winding into further pressure.

Liverpool took the benefit of Notts County’s money related failing and signed one of their most skilled youth. The Notts County academy ace had already made his debut for the club’s Under-18 squad despite only being aged just 14.

A move to Liverpool could be the start of a prospering future for Bearne as Liverpool is as of now upgrading numerous young prospects to their first group squad with the likes of Woodburn, Ojo, Ejaria under Klopp.