Liverpool given green light to sign 16-year-old talented defender

The Merseyside club have had an offer accepted for Scottish youngster Sam Campbell, as reported. Liverpool do not face a free run at the 16-year-old though as both Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United have also had the offers accepted for the Motherwell teenager.

Sam’s talent was spotted at an early age north of the border, and he made his Motherwell U18 debut aged just 14. Sam now has a decision to make with all three PL clubs trying to persuade him to join, while Crystal Palace are also said to be interested although the South London club are yet to agree on a deal with Motherwell.

There is also an opportunity that thee teenagers opts to remain in Scotland to continue his development as the Fir Park club are believed to have offered him a three-year deal to remain. Reds have previous in singing highly rated Scottish teenagers with Danny Wilson arriving with extremely high hopes from Rangers in 2010.

Things didn’t quite go to plan for Danny Wilson who left the Merseyside club after three years and now plays for Colorado Rapids in the MLS. More recently, Liverpool signed Tony Gallagher from Falkirk and the defender recently headed to Toronto FC on loan.

They are likely to be able to offer Sam a quicker route to first-team football but face a battle to keep him from the English top flight. Sam is yet to make his first-team debut but has impressed at Motherwell and was playing in their under-18 team when he was only 14-years-old.