- Wayne Rooney has confirmed that Kaide Gordon will be joining Liverpool
- The 16-year-old winger has been impressive for Derby County this season
- Manchester United are also interested in the signing of Kaide Gordon
Liverpool who are reigning Premier League champions have beaten rivals Manchester United to the signing of Derby County youngster Kaide Gordon as Wayne Rooney will now be looking for a replacement for the Englishman.
It was in December 29 last year that Kaide Gordon played his first game for Derby County against Birmingham thereby becoming the fourth youngest player to play for the Championship side.
His performance in the game invited the interest of Liverpool and Manchester United as these two big clubs want the youngster to continue his football career in the topflight.
According to the report on UK Sun, Wayne Rooney who is the gaffer of Derby County explained that the club have tried for Kaide Gordon to stay, but the player rejected the deal.
“Kaide is a fantastic player. I brought him into the first-team squad because he was showing the qualities I wanted in my players.
“He’s still a very young lad. But there’s been an offer there for Kaide, even before I was in this role.''
Kaide Gordon is a 16-year-old Englishman who can play as a winger and also attacking midfielder.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently occupying second position on the Premier League table with 40 points after 20 games, while Liverpool are occupying fourth with 37 points.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Dayot Upamecano who currently plays for German side RB Leipzig has emerged as main transfer target for Premier League duo of Manchester United and Liverpool.
The 22-year-old France international has been superb for RB Leipzig since he got into the first team and he is being rated as one of the best central defenders in Europe.
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According to the report, Jurgen Klopp who is the manager of Premier League champions Liverpool wants Dayot to be a cover up for Virgil Van Dijk.
Virgil Van Dijk has not played any Premier League game for Liverpool this year due to the injury he sustained, but the Reds are hopeful on a speedy recuperation.
Chelsea are also interested in Upamecano, while German giants Bayern Munich have stated their intention to try to keep him in the Bundesliga.