Liverpool form plan to convince defensive target to snub Leeds

Date published: Sunday 27th September 2020 12:47 - Samuel Bannister


Liverpool are planning to invite Motherwell starlet Sam Campbell to their training ground in order to beat the likes of Leeds to his signature.

Campbell is a teenage defender who is yet to feature for Motherwell’s first team, but has been progressing quickly through the youth ranks. He made his debut for the under-18s four years ahead of schedule, at the age of 14.

Now aged 16, Campbell is ready to leave Motherwell, who have received a number of bids for their starlet.

According to Football Insider, Liverpool are serious in their pursuit of the teenager. In fact, they will hold talks with him shortly after Motherwell accepted their bid.

The Premier League champions plan to give Campbell a tour of their Anfield stadium and Melwood training ground. They think they can convince him by outlining their plan to integrate him into their under-18 setup, before allowing him to progress to the under-23s.

Motherwell have also accepted a bid from Leeds, who similarly want to give Campbell a tour of their own facilities.

And there is a third interested party from England, with Brighton also keeping tabs on the situation.


Campbell will almost definitely be on the move shortly, having rejected a contract extension at Motherwell. The Scottish side were willing to offer him a three-year extension.

The centre-back has not yet decided where he sees his future, but will be allowed to visit any club that makes a successful offer.

Reports earlier in the week suggested Crystal Palace were also eyeing him, but they have not made a bid.

The other three suitors all have, though, meaning Campbell could soon call time on his Motherwell career. He has been with them since December 2018.


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