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Bobby-Adekanye-BarcelonaLiverpool are set to complete the signing of exciting Barcelona starlet Bobby Adekanye.

The 16-year-old winger, who was also coveted by PSV Eindhoven and Ajax, is expected to complete a move to the Kirkby Academy, report the Liverpool Echo.

Adekanye was born in Nigeria but was brought up in Holland after his parents moved to Amsterdam when he was four.

He was available as a free agent after being caught up in a dispute between Barcelona and FIFA over the recruitment of youngsters to their highly-acclaimed La Masia Academy.

FIFA ruled that Adekayne was signed illegally from Ajax at the age of 12 in 2011 and he was banned from taking part in competitive games for Barcelona.

As a result last season he was sent out on loan to PSV, who had hoped to make the transfer permanent.

Barcelona wanted him to stay in Holland until the row had been resolved but with no solution in sight the youngster has decided to cut his ties with the Catalan giants and it appears that Liverpool have won the race for his signature.

Skilful and blessed with great pace, Adekayne has plenty of potential and the Reds will hope that Barca’s loss is their gain.

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