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Official: Liverpool Striker Bobby Duncan Joins Fiorentina

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The 18-year-old joins the Serie A side in a permanent €2M deal.

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Bobby Duncan joined Liverpool just a year ago from Manchester City’s academy in search of a clearer path to first team football and, after a promising season with the U23s, he now moves on again, joining Fiorentina in a €2M deal.

It’s been a somewhat strange and not entirely clear journey to get to this point, and fans may never know the full details of what went on behind the scenes between the club, the player, and his agent—or why Duncan felt he had to move on again so quickly.

Regardless, he now has, putting pen to paper and officially heading to Serie A, where he will at best be fourth choice striker in the pecking order behind Dušan Vlahović, Kevin-Prince Boateng, and newly signed Brazilian rising star Pedro.

If he can impress at the reserve level in Italy, his path to the first team may not be quite as difficult as it was at Anfield—but it won’t be far off. The deal includes a 20% sell-on fee to protect Liverpool against the possibility of Duncan growing into a star.

With the move being made official, Liverpool released a statement saying that “everybody at the club wishes Bobby the best of luck in his future career.”