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Liverpool join Man United in the race to sign this 17-year-old wonderkid from Iceland



Liverpool join United and Juventus in the race to sign Isak Bergmann Johannesson

According to a report by the Mirror (h/t Daily Star), Liverpool are keeping track of Icelandic wonderkid Isak Bergmann Johannesson. Manchester United have been linked with the player, but may lose out due to Juventus and Liverpool’s newfound interest in him.

The youngster was born in England and currently plays for Swedish first division team IFK Norrkoping, where he has already made 29 appearances.

Juventus are the most likely club to bid for him, but Liverpool are keeping a track of the player. Johannesson made his debut in the Allsvenskan at the age of just 16 and will cost around £10million with add-ons. (h/t Daily Star)

WORMS, GERMANY - MARCH 23: Mehmet-Can Aydin of Germany U17 is challenged by Isak Bergmann Johannesson of Iceland U17 during the UEFA Elite Round match between Germany U17 and Iceland U17 at EWR Arena on March 23, 2019 in Worms, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images for DFB)

Born in England, Isak Johannesson (C) has already made his debut for Iceland’s senior national team. (GETTY Images)

The midfielder made his debut for Iceland in their UEFA Nations League match last week. The versatile youngster prefers playing in central midfield but can also be deployed as a winger.

While Liverpool have no shortage of quality midfielders and wingers right now, a young player of Johannesson’s quality around that pricetag would make sense for any big club in the long-term.

Johannesson has previously expressed his desire to play for Manchester United, who he says are his dream club alongside Norrkoping, but there has been no formal interest from the Red Devils.

Isak Bergmann Johannesson is linked with a move away from Sweden. (geTTY IM=mageS)

Isak Bergmann Johannesson is linked with a move away from Sweden. (GETTY Images)

This opens up the possibility of the Reds cashing in on the hype. Liverpool have an array of talented youngsters and Johannesson would only strengthen the club’s youth team while also being a prospect for the senior team.

Our new state-of-the-art AXA training center can also play a factor in influencing talented youngsters to join our now upgraded youth academy.