Liverpool prepares £40m for Leeds “Rising Star” 17-year-old midfielder Archie Gray

Liverpool prepares £40m for Leeds "Rising Star" 17-year-old midfielder Archie Gray Transfers

Liverpool has begun a new chapter for coach Jurgen Klopp with Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch in midfield. While working to improve the first team, he has also been working to improve the academy.

In recent years. Harvey Elliott and Ben Doak joined Liverpool as teenagers and are now playing in the first team; midfielder James McConnell, who moved from Sunderland in 2019, made his debut, and the club also acquired 16-year-old midfielder Trey Nyoni this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are on the hunt for a new midfielder, with the club looking to spend a whopping £40 million on Leeds United’s England U-19 midfielder Archie Gray in the coming summer transfer window.

The 2006-born midfielder has made 14 appearances in the Championship this season, including 12 starts, and has also started two League Cup matches. The defensive midfielder has been the mainstay of the team and has been used as a right back in the most recent matches.

In Liverpool, he is used in a style of play and position similar to Trent Alexander-Arnold, a young gem who can be expected to be a reserve right back candidate while anchoring the bottom of midfield.

Will the young midfielder, who remains under contract with Leeds until 2025, have a future of joining Liverpool in the near future?