Rio Ngumoha set to join Liverpool from Chelsea

Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of signing 15-year-old attacking sensation Rio Ngumoha from rivals Chelsea.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are close to acquiring the services of English youth international Rio Ngumoha from Chelsea this summer. The Reds are ready to break their strict wage structure at the academy level to poach the 15-year-old from their rivals.

Ngumoha has had an impressive rise at Chelsea. He is currently a part of their Under-18 setup and was involved in nine league outings last season. The youngster even had two goal contributions to his name. While he prefers playing out wide on the left flank, he can feature on the opposite flank as well as a number ten.

He has played for England at the Under-15 level and is currently a part of the Under-16 setup. Coming up the ranks, Ngumoha has attracted a significant amount of interest because of his abilities and the huge potential he has.

Ngumoha to  join Liverpool

While Chelsea would have loved to have the young attacker around for years to come, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the 2008-born attacker is leaving the Blues’ academy, and he is close to joining their rivals Liverpool.

The Reds are always on the lookout for opportunities to sign young players with huge potential, and they feel Ngumoha could be an exceptional signing for the long run. His potential suggests it won’t take him long to break into the first team.

Liverpool to break wage structure for Ngumoha

In order to poach the 15-year-old, the Reds are all set to break their academy wage structure which has been the same for ages. The teenager is very highly rated by people at the Merseyside club, and that is why they are going to take such a big step to bring him to Anfield.

While Rio Ngumoha won’t be a part of Arne Slot‘s first team straightaway, given his potential it won’t be a surprise if he does end up playing for their first team in a couple of years. The deal is expected to be completed soon and if everything goes according to plan, he should be a part of Liverpool  starting next season.

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