Having been buoyed by the success of Jadon Sancho at the club, Borussia Dortmund are apparently keen on making a move for Liverpool’s teenage striker Bobby Duncan, according to a report from The Mirror published yesterday evening.
With Sancho taking the Bundesliga by storm this season, Dortmund are looking at other young, English talents to try and replicate him and view Duncan as a potential candidate to do so, believing that other Premier League youngsters will now be interested in testing themselves in Germany.
Having been signed from Manchester City this summer for a compensatory fee of around £200,000, the 17-year-old (who coincidentally also happens to be the younger cousin of Steven Gerrard) has been tipped for big things and it comes as little surprise that he has attracted attention from elsewhere.
With 6 goals and 3 assists in just 7 games for the U18s this season, Jurgen Klopp has already invited Duncan to train alongside the first team at Melwood — indicative of the huge strides he has made since his arrival 3 months ago.
Duncan isn’t the only English youth player Dortmund are interested in, with the Bundesliga outfit apparently also keeping tabs on Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Man City’s Phil Foden.
With Sancho having managed 8 assists in 11 appearances in all competitions this season, it is easy to comprehend why more English players are willing to test themselves abroad (specifically Germany).
However, having been born on Merseyside as a boyhood Liverpool fan and the cousin of a club legend, Liverpool is in Duncan’s DNA and it would seem incredibly unlikely that he could be prised away from Anfield.
In time I’m sure £200,000 will look more than a bargain.