Barcelona winger Boddy Adekanye has confirmed on Instagram that he has signed for Liverpool, making him the Reds' seventh signing this summer.
The 16-year-old is one of the best talents to come out of the Barcelona academy in recent years and has been likened to Arjen Robben in talent and style of play. The Reds beat Ajax and PSV Eindoven for his signature, in spite of the player having spent a year on loan at Netherlands.
The Nigerian born player joined Barcelona as a 12-year-old and has made headlines with his talent, but decided to make a move to Anfield in search of better opportunities and a chance to feature in Liverpool's first team. As Barcelona have numerous attacking midfielders, it would have been difficult for the youngster to make any headway into the team.
Adekanye follows Gerard Deulofeu out of Camp Nou, who completed a transfer to Everton a few days back. He will join the likes of James Milner, Joe Gomez, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne at Anfield, who will debut with the club next season.
Meanwhile, Adam Lallana has revealed his enthusiasm at having his former Southampton teammate join him at Liverpool. The Reds signed Clyne earlier this week, who will be taking over the right-back responsibilities from Glen Johnson, whose contract with the club expires this summer.
"It's a massive signing for us. I played with him [Clyne] for a couple of seasons at Southampton and since they signed him, he's come on a lot," Lallana told Liverpool's official website.
"Last season he probably had his best season at Southampton, got an England call up and he's been a regular in the squad ever since.
"To manage to persuade him to sign for Liverpool - as I'm sure there would have been other top clubs, and even European clubs interested in him - is a great coup for us," he added.