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Blues and Pompey Linked With Liverpool Youngster Woodburn
Tuesday, 18th Aug 2020 12:53

Town and Portsmouth are reported to be showing loan interest in Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn.

According to Goal.com the Blues and Pompey are both keen on the 20-year-old number 10 or winger.

Last week, Town’s sister club Fortuna Dusseldorf, who were relegated to 2. Bundesliga, were reported to have made an approach for Woodburn with sides from England, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands also said to have shown interest with Liverpool known to want to send him out to gain further first-team experience.

The full Wales international spent last season on loan at Oxford United in League One but with the spell cut short due to foot injuries.

The Nottingham-born forward was on loan at then-Championship Sheffield United during the first half of the previous season before being recalled having featured fleetingly.

Although Town are believed to be in the market for another winger this summer, it would perhaps be a surprise if they looked at bringing in an inexperienced youngster on loan, particularly one who primarily plays as a number 10, given the number of players at a similar stage of their careers already at the club and looking to make progress in the season ahead.

Jack Lankester will be hoping to resume where he left off in 2018/19 having returned from his back injury, while Armando Dobra and Idris El Mizouni will be looking to have more involvement in the year ahead.

However, at 20 Woodburn's wages would not count towards the League One salary cap.

Woodburn became Liverpool’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the second of his 11 appearances for the Reds - seven of those from the bench - and is the second-youngest player to score for Wales, for whom he has won 10 caps, netting twice.


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Counagoal added 12:56 - Aug 18
Would rather put our faith in our own youngsters
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boroughblue added 12:56 - Aug 18
Class on football manager, couldn't tell you much about him in real life though...

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BlueandTruesince82 added 12:57 - Aug 18
Nope.... they insist they get games ans players should play on merrit
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Surco72 added 13:06 - Aug 18
This boy is absolute quality and we should get him to play in as many games as we can if any chance at all
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Saxonblue74 added 13:27 - Aug 18
I know nothing about him. What I do know is we need to do WHATEVER it takes this season to get promotion as it'll get more difficult year on year. If he's good, let's do it.
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Blue_badge added 14:06 - Aug 18
If not a winger then may be Norwood's replacement for the season...
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algarvefan added 14:19 - Aug 18
I always believe in being a realist, think other clubs will get the nod above ours sadly, lets wait and see!!
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planetblue_2011 added 14:22 - Aug 18
He’s worth a punt!!!
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Wallingford_Boy added 14:25 - Aug 18
Blue_Badge - he's a number 10, not a striker.
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BryanPlug added 15:35 - Aug 18
No thanks. He’ll have a contract saying he has to play even if he’s not up to it. We’ve got enough players of our own thanks.
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Suffolkboy added 15:47 - Aug 18
Very obviously talented ; and we’ve had a few of those lads on loan over recent years .Its quite exciting to think of him being in our squad , adaptable and willing to learn !
What’s to lose , hope we can firm up if there’s anything at all in this story !
COYB
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Suffolkboy added 15:47 - Aug 18
Very obviously talented ; and we’ve had a few of those lads on loan over recent years .Its quite exciting to think of him being in our squad , adaptable and willing to learn !
What’s to lose , hope we can firm up if there’s anything at all in this story !
COYB
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Cakeman added 16:13 - Aug 18
Big no from me. Have we not learnt many lessons by having loan players.
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Kentish_Tractor added 17:27 - Aug 18
I'd take him. Was highly thought of when he broke through 2 or 3 years back at Liverpool. Has League One experience. And hopefully has the creativity in the final third which we are short of behind the strikers laying on passes for Jackson or Sears (Alan Judge doesn't have the legs anymore, Downs plays deeper, Bishop is unreliable, lankester, dobra and el mizouni are still raw). We're also short on Wingers, especially those that finish, which this lad can.
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runningout added 18:04 - Aug 18
Some of you have never seen him I reckon. He is a very good player that would liven up some of our own. That’s why he won’t be coming here!! If he did walk through the door, he’ll be put off straight away by O’Neill interview. There’s no genuine Ipswich welcome in that department. We need change there or a total rethink by staff
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dirtydingusmagee added 19:32 - Aug 18
been out with foot injuries ! that must boost our chances slightly !
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Lightningboy added 19:40 - Aug 18
Burst onto the scene about 2 or 3 years ago with some spectacular appearances for Wales but has lost his way since..maybe the hype got to him a little..not sure he’d offer anymore than Bishop,Lankester or Dobra at this level tbh..then again they (and a few of our forever promising youngsters) need to put in a shift this season.
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