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Sport Derby County open talks to sign former Red Bobby Duncan

20:11  21 september  2020
20:11  21 september  2020 Source:   readsport.co

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Derby County have opened talks to sign former Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan from Fiorentina, as revealed by Football Insider. The 19-year-old, who joined the Reds from Manchester City despite being a Liverpool lad, signed for Serie A side Fiorentina for a nominal fee expecting to immediately

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Derby County have opened talks to sign former Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan from Fiorentina, as revealed by Football Insider.

Duncan, who left Anfield in controversial circumstances in September 2019 following the advice of his then-agent Saif Rubie, who claimed the club had bullied the striker.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Reds from Manchester City despite being a Liverpool lad, signed for Serie A side Fiorentina for a nominal fee expecting to immediately challenge for a place in the first-team.

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EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail understands 18-year-old striker Bobby Duncan wants to join Fiorentina due to frustrations over his lack of senior opportunities. But Duncan has concerns about his pathway into the senior set-up at Liverpool and is understood to be open to moving abroad.

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However, the striker, who was highly regarded at Kirkby and was the hero of the side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2019, has found himself on the fringes in Florence and is yet to make a senior appearance.

In 12 appearances for the Fiorentina B side, Duncan managed four goals. Although his Premier League Under 18 record reads 18 goals in just 21 matches.

Now the talented forward, under new representation, could be set for his second move in as many years after visiting Derby’s training facilities.

Having been capped by England at Under-19 level, there is certainly a player in Duncan and after a tough 12 months in Italy, surrounded by some less than positive press, the Whiston born striker will be hoping to let his football do the talking once more.

Derby 'close to agreeing fee' for ex-Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan

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Everton are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid and Colombia full-back Santiago Arias, 28. (O Jogo - via Mirror). The Red Devils are also interested in RB Leipzig and France defender Dayot Upamecano Former Liverpool youth striker Bobby Duncan , 19, is set to leave Fiorentina to join Derby County .

He is set to sign a two-year contract under Phillip Cocu and is likely to go straight into the squad for the home game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. The end of October sees Derby travel to the south coast to face Bournemouth, where Ibe could come up against his former club. The England youth star


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