“The future of the England national team” 15-year-old forward Rio Ngumoha’s move to Liverpool will be completed soon

"The future of the England national team" 15-year-old forward Rio Ngumoha's move to Liverpool will be completed soon Transfers

Apart from strengthening the academy, including Harvey Elliott, Ben Doak and Bobby Clark, Liverpool are working to secure young talent, and in recent years, fuelled by the withdrawal from the EU, have been acquiring promising teenagers from around the UK.

Last season, a succession of injuries to key players meant that many youngsters got a chance to start, particularly in cup competitions. 

And Liverpool are closing in on 15-year-old forward Rio Ngumoha, who is gaining a reputation with the Chelsea youth set-up, in a bid to further strengthen their academy, according to Fabrizio Romano.

“EXCL: Liverpool are closing in on deal to sign Rio Ngumoha (2008) as he’s leaving Chelsea Academy.”

“Liverpool are set to break historical wage structure for Academy to sign Rio, who’s highly rated by the club.”

“Deal set to be completed soon.”

Despite being 15 years old, he made nine appearances in the U-18 Premier League. He has shown his talent as a left winger and midfielder, and also made his debut for England U-15s in February 2023.

The gem of a player, who will soon turn 16, will develop further at Anfield and in a few years’ time, he should be able to deliver crowd-pleasing performances for the first team.