Bobby Adekanye has already had quite the career at the tender age of 18, playing for four of Europe’s biggest clubs already.
After leaving his native country of Nigeria at the age of four, Adekanye and his family moved to Amsterdam, where he was soon spotted by Ajax.
At the age of 12, Adekanye would swap Ajax for an equally prestigious youth academy in La Masia with Barcelona. However, following a FIFA investigation over Barcelona which saw them not being able to make any signings in 2016, Adekanye was not permitted to play even at youth level for the club, which saw him make a loan switch to PSV Eindhoven in the 2014/15 campaign.
In 2015, Liverpool fought off competition from PSV and Ajax for Adekanye’s signature, where he has now played at both Under-18 and Under-23 level.
Already drawing comparisons to fellow countryman Arjen Robben, Adekanye is a left-footer who arguably operates better on the right, with speed, trickery and distance-shooting all part of his arsenal. His pace and agility make him a menace for defenders, allowing him to pass them by with ease, while also picking up a number of fouls.
His Liverpool career has so far been blighted by injury, but first team development coach, Pep Lijnders, has already noticed the Dutchman’s quality, which has seen him train with the first-team on a number of occasions at Melwood.