Liverpool youngster leaves on permanent move

Liverpool have had a busy January transfer window regarding young players.

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Liverpool have had a busy January transfer window so far as they have brought several players back to the club due to loans which haven’t really worked out.

Back in the summer, they loaned out 17 players and they also sold five players from the academy as they looked to boost those players’ careers with more game time.

However, quite a few players have returned to the club this January as Fabio Carvalho struggled to get consistent minutes at RB Leipzig with their sporting director stating he was not competitive enough.

Rhys Williams was recalled from Aberdeen and James Balagizi left Wigan Athletic due to the same reason whilst Owen Beck was brought back for some cover at left-back.

The only player who was meant to return was Nat Phillips but the club has now sold their first player of this January window.

Paul Glatzel leaves Liverpool to join Swindon Town

Young striker Paul Glatzel has left the club after 15 years to join League 2 side Swindon Town on a permanent basis with the club announcing the sale on social media.

The forward joined the club at the under 9’s level and moved up through the academy ranks impressing over the years.

His best season came when Liverpool won the FA Youth Cup in the 2018-19 campaign as he scored 28 goals in all competitions for the academy.

He continued to progress and was involved in pre-season squads under Jurgen Klopp until a serious injury to his knee stopped his development.

Glatzel recovered fully and played for the Liverpool u21’s side whilst also having two loan spells out at League Two with Tranmere Rovers.

Unfortunately the 22-year-old never made a competitive appearance for The Reds but during his time at Tranmere he played 22 games in all competitions scoring six goals whilst also registering five assists.

Swindon Town find themselves in 15th in the fourth tier of English football but they are just five points off the play-offs so they will be hoping that Glatzel can help fire them towards the top seven.

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