Liverpool have now agreed a deal for exciting Newcastle United prospect Bobby Clark, according to The Chronicle.
The 16-year-old midfielder, son of our former player Lee, has been torn in recent weeks about whether he should ditch Tyneside and join the Reds.
Steve Bruce was hopeful of keeping the highly-rated England youth international at Newcastle and help him follow in his fathers footsteps, having handed debuts to local lads Matty Longstaff, Kell Watts, Elliot Anderson and Joe White since getting the job.
However, the lure of potentially making it at one of Europe’s elite clubs appears to have swayed the youngster, with confirmation of the deal expected in due course now a deal has been agreed between the two clubs.
His exit will be a huge blow to an academy setup that has seen a limited number of players emerge from its setup in recent years.
Only Sean Longstaff has cemented himself as a first-team player since the emergence of Paul Dummett in 2013, so who can blame him for seeking pastures new when you consider how well Ivan Toney, Adam Armstrong and Kevin Mbabu have done since leaving the club.
A real shame to see one of the club’s most exciting young talents depart so soon, but we’d like to wish Bobby all the best for the future.