So you heard about the 13-year-old Dubliner who has signed for Liverpool?
In recent months we have had stories of Irish youngsters joining Real Madrid and Barcelona. Now a 13-year-old Dublin kid has been snapped up by Liverpool.
This time it is 13-year-old Conor Masterson and he has chosen Liverpool ahead of the two Manchester clubs as he is a Reds fan.
According to today’s Irish Daily Star, Masterson has penned a deal worth €1m and when he turns 16 he will move to Liverpool full-time.
Masterson is well known on the Dublin soccer scene. The tall centre-back was part of the DDSL side that won the Kennedy Cup last month and he has already been called up to the Irish Under 15 squad.
The Lucan United youngster was pursued by Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea according to the paper but his heart lay with Anfield. The paper quotes Conor’s father, Ciaran: “Conor felt that Liverpool was the best place for him and that was the most important. This is just the first rung of the ladder for Conor.”
We wish him and his family all the best.