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Liverpool have successfully completed the signing of promising Arsenal star Elijah Dixon-Bonner, who was tipped to have a bright future at Emirates.
The 16-year old centrally attacking midfield player is one of the best players to have come through the Gunner’s academy and it comes as a massive blow for the North London side to lose one of their young stars.
Photo Confirmation: Elijah Dixon-Bonner’s move to Liverpool
Dixon-Bonner was given the chance to take up the well acclaims Gunners’ scholarship programme but he chose to team up with Liverpool as he is a fan of Brendan Rodgers and his attacking brand of football.
Liverpool’a academy already has quite a lot talented English players and Dixon-Bonner will certainly become another Anfield prospects in years to come.
Just like Adekanye’s transfer to Liverpool, Dixon-Bonner revealed the news of joining Anfield on his official Instagram account.
Arsenal have lost many youth prospects in last few weeks as the club has seen the likes of Austin Lipman, Josh Vickers, Jack Jebb and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill leave the club and pursue their football elsewhere.
After winning the battle in the academy player’s front, Liverpool are planning to pip Arsenal for the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro.
According to Marca, Liverpool and Arsenal are locked in a 15million battle to sign the Barcelona forward.
Elsewhere, Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.