By Scott Taylor
Samed Yesil is one of two Liverpool U21 players to leave the club this week, with Ryan McLaughlin also dropping a major hint about his future. Elsewhere, the Reds look to add to their personnel with four Nigerian trialists, whilst U21 captain Cameron Brannagan is set to sign a new deal. Brannagan was part of the U21s side who ended their season with a 2-2 draw at Sacramento Republic FC. Here’s the full round-up:
Liverpool Striker Samed Yesil To Leave On A Free Transfer
Samed Yesil will leave Liverpool next month after not being offered a new contract with the club. The striker, 22, has been out on loan with Swiss side FC Luzern, scoring just once in 16 League games in the 2015/16 season. After two injury-stricken seasons, Liverpool have not offered him a new contract and will leave when his contract expires next month.
Liverpool To Invite Nigerian Quarter Back After Successful Trials
Jacob Njoku, Chidera Ejike, Charles Ezeh and Suleiman Muhammed have been invited back for further trials at Liverpool, after impressing at the club’s Kirkby Academy recently.
Liverpool continue their summer re-shuffle at the academy, with Jordan Rossiter, Jerome Sinclair and Daniel Trickett-Smith the notable players to leave the club.
Despite the departures, the Nigerian quartet were invited for trials with the Reds in April, and impressed Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff, which has led to further trials in Merseyside.
Liverpool Midfielder Cameron Brannagan ‘Close To’ Signing New Deal
Cameron Brannagan is reportedly in advanced talks to sign a new contract extension at Liverpool. The midfielder, 20, has been at the club since he was a U9 player and made his first-team debut for the Reds in their 1-1 draw at Bordeaux in September 2015. However, after making five starts for his boyhood club, it has triggered a clause in his current contract and therefore has led to talks of a new deal, which he is ‘very close’ to signing.
Liverpool U21s 2-2 Sacramento Republic: Kent And Brannagan On Target But Reds Held
Ryan Kent scored for the second consecutive game but Liverpool U21s ended their post-season tour of the USA with a 2-2 draw against Sacramento Republic in Nevada.
Kent gave the young Reds the lead as they looked to avenge their 2-1 defeat against Sacramento five days ago, before Daniel Trickett-Smith equalised against his former club.
Cameron Brannagan’s brilliant solo effort put Michael Beale’s side back in front in the 77th minute, but Harry Williams’ 90th minute strike share the spoils in the first ever game at Greater Nevada Field.
Liverpool Duo Taiwo Awoniyi and Allan To Play In Suwon Tournament
Allan and Taiwo Awoniyi will represent their respective nations when they travel to South Korea to take part in the Suwon Tournament later this month. Allan, 19, has been called up to the Brazil U20s, and he scored his first goal for the national side in last week’s win over France. FSV Frankfurt’s on-loan striker Awoniyi, 18, has been called up to the Nigeria U23s side.
Liverpool U21 Defender Ryan McLaughlin Hints At Exit
Ryan McLaughlin has posted a huge hint about his future with Liverpool on social media site Instagram. The right-back, 21, has made just ten appearances this season, five of which were on loan at Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen, with injury disrupting his development. The Northern Ireland international joined the Reds in 2011, and was involved in the first-team’s pre-season tour of the USA a year later. After making 42 appearances for Liverpool U21s, McLaughlin could be on his way out of the club.
Liverpool Winger Sergi Canos Asks To Leave The Club
Sergi Canos has asked to leave Liverpool, as the youngster seeks regular first-team football, and has expressed a London club as his ideal destination.
Canos, 19, made his first-team debut in the Reds 1-1 draw at West Brom on 15 May, stating that is was a ‘dream come true’. However, just days after failing to agree a new contract, in which his representatives demanded up to £10,000 week, Canos has asked to leave the club, but Liverpool will only let him go for around £4m.