Derby County are still in the market for additions on transfer deadline day and Liverpool youngster Bobby Clark is of interest to Paul Warne’s side.
The 18-year-old midfielder had been the subject of Championship loan interest, but Neil Jones reports that the Rams have made a late offer for Clark which will now be considered by the Reds.
This comes after Jones earlier stated that the youngster was set to remain at Anfield following significant attention from second tier sides.
The 2005 born Englishman joined Liverpool from Newcastle United in the summer of 2021 before signing his first professional deal with the Reds in February last year.
Clark made two appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s men last season, providing an assist off the bench on his debut in an emphatic 9-0 victory over Bournemouth before making his first start for Liverpool in the Carabao Cup tie against Derby which ended 0-0 as the Premier League outfit progressed on penalties.
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Following the Reds’ 3-1 victory over Aston Villa last season, Klopp praised youngsters Stefan Bajcetic and Ben Doak due to their cameos, but also paid tribute to Clark stating that ‘the kid is a really good player’ in his post-match chat with Amazon Prime Video.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the young midfielder will sign a new five-year contract with the Reds before he possibly departs on loan after impressing with the first team on their pre-season tour of Germany and for the Under-21s so far this season.
The same report also suggests that the Rams are simply waiting on a decision from Klopp now to progress with the deal.
Could Clark be next?
Warne recently added to his midfield department with the signing of Tyrese Fornah from fierce rivals Nottingham Forest. He joined Korey Smith, Conor Hourihane, Liam Thompson, Louie Sibley and the injured Max Bird as viable options in the middle of the park.
It is no secret that Derby’s side could still do with bolstering, so delving into the loan market once more following the six-month deal for Arsenal’s Tyreece John-Jules could be mightily beneficial.
Time is now rapidly ticking, so with the deadline approaching this one will have to gain legs fast if it is to be sanctioned.