Liverpool and Manchester United have both missed out on the summer signing of a 16-year-old Nottingham Forest starlet.
Matt Bondswell has become the latest young English player to try his luck in Germany, rejecting Premier League advances to secure a move to RB Leipzig.
The England U16 international officially departed Forest last week as he turned down the chance to pen a professional deal with the Championship side.
Leipzig took Ademola Lookman on loan from Everton last season, with their head of recruitment Paul Mitchell believed to have a big hand, while Dortmund completed the impressive swoop of Man City starlet Jadon Sancho.
I’m delighted to be able to announce that I have signed at such a massive team, @dierotenbullen. Looking forward to playing for such an exciting and up and coming football club 🔴⚪️ There will be many challenges ahead but I can’t wait to get started out here in Germany🇩🇪 Now it’s time to get my head down and put in the hard work during preseason🤐 None of this would have been possible without the good people behind me and I thank God that I have them and I have this opportunity🙏🏾❤️ #RBL #DieRotenBullen
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