Liverpool forward Bobby Duncan is set to leave the club to join Fiorentina, according to multiple reports in the English media. The deal is said to be worth €2m (£1.8m) with a 20% sell-on clause.
The 18-year-old’s agent controversially hit out at the club last week after the Reds refused to sanction a loan move. Instead, the Merseyside club have decided to cut their losses and let the teenager leave on a permanent basis:
Shame. For him, not us.
— Mark 🔴 (@TheLFCMark) 2 September 2019
So we bought him for £200,000 and are selling him for 10 times that while getting a FIFTH of his future transfer fee? pic.twitter.com/oK2sLH6UwX
— 1/6/19 #6 🔴 (@LukeFlano) 2 September 2019
There is only one Bobby at Liverpool and it's not Duncan
— Jürgen Meister🇩🇪 (@SS_LFC) 2 September 2019
Ruined his one chance with us. No ones entitled to walk into the first team.
— Tom (@WoodyYNWA) 2 September 2019
Jerome Sinclair II
— Ross J Anderson (@RossJAnderson83) 2 September 2019
Don't let the door hit you on the way out
— This is Anfield Ireland (@TIAIreland_JD) 2 September 2019
Good Riddance, doesn’t have the right attitude for the club. He would’ve tried to force a move eventually so I’m glad we’ve got rid of him now
— Riley (@Hoddadoor) 2 September 2019
— J Knight (@Jmknight86) 2 September 2019
What a shame
— Nurzhan (@____nurzhan) 2 September 2019
Good. Anyone with that attitude especially from their agent needs to move away from the club.
— Jahin (@jahin14) 2 September 2019
It’s not nice when a player leaves under a cloud, but Liverpool appear to have opted against keeping Duncan with the striker having agitated for a move.
He is apparently keen to get first-team football but there is no guarantee he will get the game time he wants in Italy. Fiorentina are an established team in Serie A, and Duncan won’t only have to fight for his place but will need to learn a new language and adapt to a new culture.