Nothing is more attractive to a club than acquiring an exceptional young talent for cheap and getting the opportunity to mold them into their next star. Every day there are 10 stories posted about wonderkids who are the poised to the next Messi or Gerrard or Neuer.
The newest sensation is the 17-year-old Burak Ince, a Turkish player currently playing for Altinordu in the Turkish second division. This playmaking midfielder is said to have the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City interested and following his progress. He’s been a first team player for two seasons now, and has impressed around Europe.
Last season, he scored six goals in 30 appearances for Altinordu. He’s also made it into the Turkish U21s.
Here’s the then-15-year-old scoring a direct free kick back in 2019.
We know that Klopp does love a hardworking, talented midfielder, and so it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see some interest in bringing him into the academy. However, it’s said that the club will have its work cut out for them. In addition to interest from Manchester City, German giants Bayern Munich and Spanish club Sevilla.