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Liverpool Sign Newcastle United’s Top Youth Prospect

The Reds have signed 16-year-old Bobby Clark, adding another highly promising prospect to their youth ranks.

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With a squad that has proven over the past three years they can compete with any side in Europe, a Premier League and Champions League winning group that has added Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, and Ibrahima Konaté since those triumphs, Liverpool have few needs on the first team front.

The club are always looking out for the future, though, and one name to keep an eye on in the coming years could be Bobby Clark, with the 16-year-old who plays as an attacking midfielder and winger joining the club today after officially completing his switch from Newcastle United.

The move isn’t exactly unexpected, with Clark having arrived on Merseyside earlier in the summer but unable to train until the move was completed and he was registered as a Liverpool player, which as of today he is with the player expected to initially join Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s.

Newcastle-oriented outlets are casting the move as something of an indictment of the club’s youth approach. Clark is a regular England youth international and was talked up as being Newcastle’s best prospect as recently as last season. He is also the son of 90s fan favourite Lee Clark.

Reports earlier in the summer had Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and City, and Bayern Munich all interested in signing him away from The Magpies alongside Liverpool.