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Official: Liverpool Sign Kaide Gordon from Derby County

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The coveted 16-year-old joins the Reds for an undisclosed fee.

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Kaide Gordon, a talented young attacker, has completed his move from Derby County to Liverpool FC according to an announcement posted on Derby’s club website today. The announcement mentions an undisclosed fee for the 16-year-old, but it’s been reported by Sky Sports that the move would cost Liverpool an initial fee of £1 million+, with the potential cost of the transfer rising to £3 million.

Gordon, who made his first-team debut for Derby in a brief cameo in December, reportedly drew interest from the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United before The Rams reached a transfer agreement with Liverpool.

Wayne Rooney, Derby’s manager, had been hoping to keep Gordon at the club to continue growing as a player, but he understood why the young starlet couldn’t say no to a move to the defending English champions.

“For his development of course I would have liked him to stay at the club,” said Rooney. “But I understand once the champions of England come in and want to sign you, it is difficult to turn it down.”

The England youth international is a left-footed attacker who can play as either an attacking midfielder or a winger. He will join the growing ranks of Liverpool’s talented youth prospects, and he is expected to begin his Liverpool career playing with the U-18s.