Liverpool are confident of signing 6ft 5in,15-year-old defender Emeka Obi from Bury, according to ‘Sky Sports’.
Aged just 15 years and 86 days, Obi made his professional debut in Bury’s 4-1 win over Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Obi’s manager at Bury, David Flickroft, says that the defender is “the best talent in the country at 15 years old” and a “man mountain”.
“I think he’s the best talent right now at 15 years old in the entire country,” Flitcroft said. “He only came in the building two years ago and nothing fazes him.
“He’s been training with the first team and he’s going back to school next week. We’ve had him for five weeks, training with the first team, training with Ryan Kidd and he’s been playing with the U18s.
“He’s a man mountain, but we teach them how to play football and he’s going to be an unbelievable asset to the football club. He’s a kid that’s really switched on, I’ve watched him while he’s been on summer holidays and he’s been in every single day”.