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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Target £2M Ipswich Starlet

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The Reds are reportedly set to make a second attempt to bring Andre Dozzell into the fold.

Northern Ireland U16 v England U16 - Victory Shield Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Over the summer, Andre Dozzell was linked with a move to Liverpool. The talented 17-year-old Ipswich midfielder was identified by club scouts as one of England’s brightest prospects, and Liverpool worked to bring the youngster into the fold to finish his development with the youth and reserves at Melwood.

Having been promised first team football with Ipswich this season, though, Dozzell chose instead to stay at Ipswich under the tutelage of Mick McCarthy for at least one more season. Those minutes haven’t come, and with Ipswich sat just above the relegation zone in the Championship, he has made just one appearance.

As a result, the Express and Mirror are both now claiming that a £2M January move could be on the table, with the lack of first team football with Ipswich so far this season leading to a situation where Dozzell is now open to moving to Liverpool even if it means spending the season playing at the youth and reserve levels.

All told, Dozzell has made two senior appearances for Ipswich—an appearance against Stevenage in the EFL Cup this season and his debut against Sheffield Wednesday last April in which he scored his first and so far only senior goal. He has made the bench seven times this season for Ipswich in the Championship.

The youngster was named Ipswich’s academy player of the year last season, and he has regularly represented England at the U16, U17, and U18 levels so far.