27 Oct 2016

Done Deal: Liverpool agree six-figure transfer for 'unbelievable' record-breaker who's 'really switched on'

Liverpool have completed a deal for yet teenage defender hailed as 'best talent at 15 years old in the entire country'.

According to the Daily Mail:

"Liverpool have beaten Stoke to the signing of Bury teenager Emeka Obi. Liverpool have agreed a six figure sum in compensation with add-ons and a potential sell-on to follow".

The Bury Times further adds:

"Pre-contract papers have all been signed, and the clubs are now waiting on the FA and the Football League's approval".

According to Bury manager David Flitcroft, Obi - who is Bury's youngest ever player - is a 'man mountain' (he's 6'5) who's been training with Bury first team for '5 weeks'. Flitcroft further raved:

"He [Obi] is 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".

Meh. I just can't get enthusiastic about the recruitment of children. And it's anyone's guess how Flitcroft knows that a 15-year old with 5 minutes of senior game time under his belt will be an 'unbelievable asset' for the club.

It's typical British coaching rhetoric: any players who massive, tall, and physically strong are lionised and encouraged because that's what the British game is all about: making it easy for big lumps to progress, whilst blocking the pathway for smaller, more technical/skilfull players.


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