Rochdale attacking midfielder Daniel Adshead is set to turn down overtures from Liverpool and other Premier League teams to sign his first professional deal with the League One side, reports TEAMtalk.
The 17-year-old has been pursued by a host of top-flight clubs with the Reds, Everton, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal all interested in the player.
Yet, it seems Adshead is keen to stay at Spotland and continue his development under Dale manager Keith Hill. Sources told TEAMtalk that the teenager believes he will get more opportunities to play in the third tier of English football.
The midfielder has already made nine first-team appearances for Rochdale. He made his debut in the Checkatrade Trophy last season, providing an assist in the 4-0 win over Bury in the group stages.
He then made his first league appearance last December as a substitute against Doncaster Rovers, as well as playing three rounds of the FA Cup, including a cameo in the Fifth Round replay against Spurs.
Liverpool would have had to pay minimal compensation for Adshead if he decided to move clubs before signing a professional contract, but it now seems he will be staying at his current club.