Man Utd, Liverpool miss out as England U16 star moves to Germany

Date published: Thursday 12th July 2018 9:59 - Oli Fisher

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.

As well as interest from United and Liverpool, it is believed that Southampton made a bid to tempt Bondswell to the south coast.

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.



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