Liverpool agree fee with Birmingham for 15-year-old wonderkid Calum Scanlon

Liverpool have reportedly had an offer accepted for Birmingham City whizzkid Calum Scanlon.

The 15-year-old has already appeared for the England development sides and is highly rated by bosses at the Championship club.

The Times report that the Reds have launched a bid in the region of £500,000, with Blues set to accept it.

Scanlon can play at both left-back and in midfield and that versatility has appealed to coaches at the club’s Kirkby academy.

Birmingham are in the midst of reviewing how they develop young players and could look at remodelling the academy.

However, Liverpool ’s interest has predated that and they could be willing to cash in on the talented Scanlon.

It’s claimed that Scanlon’s family are now deciding whether a move to the Premier League champions is the right one for his career.

The Midlands club have shown their ability to produce talents that can thrive at the next level, after Jude Bellingham made the move to Borussia Dortmund.

A number of Premier League clubs were linked with the 17-year-old midfielder before he made the decision to join the Bundesliga giants.

Jurgen Klopp has shown there is a clear pathway from the academy to the first-team, with a number of graduates moving into his XI this season.

A number of injuries have meant that the Reds boss has dipped into the club’s development squads as they look to retain the Premier League title.

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Curtis Jones, Rhys Williams, Neco Williams and Caoimhin Kelleher have all made appearances in the league and Klopp has made it clear that he is willing to trust his players, regardless of age.

Speaking about Jones’ Man of the Match display vs Tottenham, Klopp said: “He is 19 until he enters the pitch. That is what they all have to be like.

“When you say someone is 19, they are allowed to make this or that mistake. Every player can make mistakes.

“That is no problem, we can sort that out as a team. But when we speak about the kids we constantly forget Curtis because we do not see him as a kid any more.”

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